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Muhammad Ali born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr (January 17, 1942 – June 3, 2016) was an American professional boxer and activist. Nicknamed "The Greatest", he is regarded as one of the most significant sports figures of the 20th century and is often regarded as the greatest heavyweight boxer of all time.
In part one, we tell the story of a young Cassius Clay making his way from the streets of Louisville, Kentucky to the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome and embarking on a professional boxing career whilst exploring the religion of Islam much to the disdain of the segregated society of the time.
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