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The media described him as TRANSCENDING RACE" words that should've NEVER been used to describe our hero! In 1967, Ali was an enemy of the State. In 1996, he lit the Olympic torch. The world changed. Not Ali. That's a testament to his character.

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2012 olympics. Add Around The Rings on www.Twitter.com/AroundTheRings & www.Facebook.com/AroundTheRings for the latest info on the Olympics.

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Muhammad Ali, The Greatest in pictures: A look back at the life of the most famous sportsman in the world

Back in June 1963, Ali has his gloves tied before a bout with Britain's Henry Cooper, which he won inside five rounds at Wembley

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Rio Olympics 2016: GB's Nicola Adams wins flyweight gold again

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Muhammad Ali returns to centre stage as he carries Olympic flag at opening ceremony

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The Real Heavyweight Boxing Title History

Lennox Lewis CM, CBE, aka "The Lion", Canadian British retired professional boxer and the most recent undisputed world heavyweight champion. As an amateur he won gold representing Canada at the 1988 Olympic Games after defeating future heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe in the final. He took over the #1 position in the World Boxing Council (WBC) rankings and eventually declared the WBC heavyweight champion. He went on to defend the title 4 times, becoming the Lineal Champion.

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