Muhammad Ali (born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr.; January 17, 1942 – June 3, 2016) was an American Olympic and professional boxer and activist. He is widely regarded as one of the most significant and celebrated sports figures of the 20th century.
Popularly known for floating like a butterfly and stinging like a bee, Muhammad Ali is the reason why a lot of people started watching boxing and had a tangible impact on the struggle for black civil rights in the United States. He was a symbol of peace to the world. Muhammad Ali will forever be known to many members of my generation as the greatest of all time (GOAT).