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Muhammad Ali

1769-1849.
Turkish soldier and viceroy of Egypt (1805-1848) who wrested control of Egypt from the weakening Ottoman Empire (1811) and established a modern state, over which his family ruled until 1952.
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Muhammad Ali

(ˈɑːlɪ; ɑːˈliː; ˈælɪ) ,

Muhammed Ali

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Mohammed Ali

n
(Biography) original name Cassius (Marcellus) Clay. born 1942, US boxer, who was world heavyweight champion three times (1964–67; 1974–78; 1978)
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Noun1.Muhammad Ali - Albanian soldier in the service of Turkey who was made viceroy of Egypt and took control away from the Ottoman Empire and established Egypt as a modern state (1769-1849)Muhammad Ali - Albanian soldier in the service of Turkey who was made viceroy of Egypt and took control away from the Ottoman Empire and established Egypt as a modern state (1769-1849)
2.Muhammad Ali - United States prizefighter who won the world heavyweight championship three times (born in 1942)Muhammad Ali - United States prizefighter who won the world heavyweight championship three times (born in 1942)
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A dazzling combination wobbled Thurman again at the end of the second, and Pacquiao delighted the crowd with an Ali shuffle as the round closed.
When Kyrgios did concentrate on his tennis, he was full of invention and variety -- introducing an Ali shuffle after his big winners and upsetting a rival he already had history with by launching a return straight at him at the net, earning a glare in return.
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One is the 'Ali shuffle', aka the 'butterfly float', named after the fighting move of legendary US boxer Muhammad Ali.
HE does the Muhammad Ali shuffle, and he's the greatest.
The Aussie was constantly on the spin, at one point he left Barton in a heap after an Ali shuffle. Barton would have been thrilled to see him go off.
Although the three judges favoured the French fighter's aggression in the third, there was never any real doubt that Adams would emerge victorious and she celebrated her hand being raised with her usual Ali Shuffle.
After romping to victory for the second race in succession the world champion climbed out of his Mercedes and did the Ali shuffle before leaping into the arms of his mechanics.
Hamilton also performed the famous "Ali shuffle" atop his car for cheering fans.
Muhammad Ali "I AM THE greatest", you would hear him say This brash young man, named Cassius Clay Known as the Louisville Lip, He talked faster than a cowboy shooting from the hip Changed his name to Muhammad Ali He floated like a butterfly, and stung like a bee With his Ali shuffle, and speed of hand He became the greatest, throughout the land Some epic battles he fought in his day Especially with Joe Frazier, from south Carolina way The one he called a gorilla, who he fought in That Thriller in Manila Another hard-hitter he went on to beat Was fearsome George Foreman in the jungle heat Written in the annals of boxing history Who could ever forget the great Muhammad Ali?
They saw the Ali Shuffle for the first time and US commentator Howard Cosell said: "The greatest Ali ever was as a fighter was against Williams.