Did you know Bill Russell was known for playing basketball in the NBA? Bill Russell was born on February 12, 1934 in Monroe, Louisiana. When he was 10, his family moved across the country to Oakland, California and his dad worked in a shipyard. In California Bill 's mother became very sick and died. After Russell 's mom died he began to play basketball for McClymonds High School in Oakland but by his senior year he earned a starting spot.
Sean had won 28 track medals in the 400 meter relay. This teenager could have done great things in life but he decided to take his own life. How? Well, at age 12, he started using tobacco. His mother had told him that using tobacco can be hazardous but Sean didn’t believe her.
In 1960 Muhammad Ali was in the Olympic Games and won the gold medal in fighting. He also won the world heavyweight boxing champion in 1964 ("Muhammed Ali Biography"). During the 1970's Muhammed Ali denied the draft for military and was stripped of his title. He was suspended for three years but reclaimed title two more times. He beat Joe Frazier and George Foreman for
This story is about an athletic and social person who used to go by the name of Cassius. Cassius was born in a small city called Louisville, Kentucky, on the 17th of January, 1942. He was raised as a Christian, however, growing up, Cassius experienced racial prejudice and discrimination. For example, one time when he was thirsty, he was denied access to water simply because of his race. At the age of twelve Cassias discovered that he had a talent in boxing.
He had to travel to Philadelphia where the tournament was held. In that tournament Jones faced Ebien Byers in the first round. Byers was an former amatur champion, Jones was crushing 250 yard drives, and killing it on the green. Jones won in the second round, and in the third round he had to go up against former tournament champion Bob Gardner. outmatched Jones lost the round.
In an interview, the day after becoming heavyweight champion; he publicly reported his devotion to the NOI and revealed his new name Cassius X. This sent his parents into panic, as well as demeaned his father’s name; as Clay Jr. was named after his father. Elijah also stated that the reason behind Cassius’ success is his faith in Muhammad as the messenger of Allah. Cassius insisted that Later, Elijah gave Cassius the name Muhammad Ali, because being a Muslim required an Arabic name. The controversy thus appeared from two different positions.
Former undisputed world middleweight champion Marvelous Marvin Hagler took his sentiments to social media and broadcasted his desire to see a Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs Gennady Golovkin fight in September. Boxing News 24 reported that the 61-year-old Hall of Famer believes that the pay-per-view king should face the current WBA and IBO middleweight champion for his supposed to be last fight before retirement this fall. Hagler, who expressed his opinion via a series of posts in his official Twitter account on Thursday, said that if his contemporary and fellow legend four-division champion Roberto Duran could fight bigger men than himself, then Mayweather should also do the same to prove that he is one of the greatest boxers of all time. Mayweather is reported to fight two-time welterweight champion Andre Berto on September 12 and has received a lot of criticisms from boxing fans and pundits alike. Forbes’ columnist Josh Katzowitz called the presumed Berto fight a “major disappointment” and a “waste of time” especially after the pound-for-pound champ had just beaten Filipino icon Manny Pacquiao in the wrongly-labelled “Fight of the Century” last May.
American Sniper is one of the new hits that has been brought to us. It is an autobiography about Chris Kyle and his crazy journey of how he became one of the most deadliest snipers known to man. This title was awarded as New York’s Best Seller at the end of 2012. Chris Kyle was just your average teenager. Growing up in Texas, Chris didn’t know it but he was about to become one of the most lethal snipers in history.
Tiger Woods studied at Stanford University, and won a number of amateur U.S. golf titles. By the summer of 1996 he shot to fame after winning the Master’s at Augusta, with a record score of 270 and at the age of twenty-one he was the youngest player to earn the title. He became among the top best golf players of all time since turning pro at the age of twenty. His 14 major tournament championships are second only to Jack Nicklaus who has a total of 18, a record he once seemed destined to exceed. Tiger Woods is one of the greatest golfers to have ever played the game.
Mike Tyson some would say the greatest heavy weight champion ever for his power and dominance of the sport of boxing at age 20 years old he set records amazed many and seemed unbeatable .When people think about Mike Tyson they think about Power, Speed, Defense, and Combinations. When people think about boxing they think about knockouts, blood, and punches that can bring serious damage in the future to a person. Well Mike Tyson was known just for that he was even ranked No.1 as hardest hitter in heavyweight history. Coming into the boxing world Tyson won two junior Olympic Gold medals in 1981 and the following year in 1982 he also won both of those matches by Knock Outs(Are, Jackee. "5 Reasons Why Mike Tyson Is the Greatest Boxer of All-Time."
Cassius Marcellus Clay, was born in 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky, was taught to box by a white policeman despite being in a segregated town. It wasn’t long before he won Louisville’s Golden Glove Light Heavyweight championship in 1958. He went to Rome as part of the U.S. Olympics Boxing Team and on February 25, 1964 became the World Heavyweight champion. Shortly after winning that title he changed his name to Muhammad Ali and converted to the Muslim faith. With the war in Vietnam getting worse the Selective Service System began induction of men into the military services.