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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.

Muhammad Ali

(ˈɑːlɪ; ɑːˈliː; ˈælɪ) ,

Muhammed Ali

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Mohammed Ali

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(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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But first, we had to pay our respects to the Louisville Lip, Ali, who, like Colonel Sanders, is buried in the remarkably beautiful Cave Hill Cemetery in the city.
Today, Muhammad Ali has earned several titles - Louisville Lip, the people's champion, an all-time great.
However, the crowd's reaction to the fight is well documented as the Paisley spectators jeered the man who would later be crowned The Greatest, The People's Champion, and The Louisville Lip - who floated like a butterfly and stung like a bee.
Ali - also nicknamed "The Louisville Lip" - retired from professional boxing June 26, 1979.
His nickname was the Louisville Lip, so I bought some Louisville lip balm while I was out there Larry also 'lent' me some boots and socks when it started snowing that I kept.
Yorkshireman "Mo" Ali may be just 8st and 5ft 6ins, but he packs a punch fit for the legendary Louisville Lip himself.
Mine will be just some more - but as a boy who grew up in Liverpool in the 1960s, two sporting idols left a lifelong impact on me - the incomparable Liverpool boss Bill Shankly and boxing's unique Louisville Lip.
In the fledgling days of the heavyweight champ's fight career, the boasts proved a money-making tactic - as many forked out to see the Louisville Lip silenced, as cheer him to victory.
Their showdown came just seven months after Ali's great victory over Joe Frazier in the 'Thrilla In Manila', but the Louisville Lip was showing signs of being in decline.
Meanwhile, the 'Louisville Lip' would become the loudest, brashest and most outspoken sportsman in history - becoming a global superstar in the process.

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