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.
Oscar de la Hoya started boxing at the age of six. After winning an Olympic gold medal in 1992, De La Hoya turned pro and won his first world title in 1995. In 2004, De La Hoya became the first boxer in history to win world titles in six different weight classes, and his model looks and great talent earned him the nickname "Golden Boy."
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. From early in his career, Ali was known as an inspiring, controversial and polarizing figure both inside and outside the ring.
George Foreman, retired professional boxer, ordained Baptist minister, author and entrepreneur. He is a two-time World Heavyweight Champion and Olympic gold medalist. He was inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame and the International Boxing Hall of Fame. He is rated as the 8th greatest heavyweight of all-time and was named one of the 25 greatest fighters by The Ring magazine, which also ranked him as the 9th greatest puncher of all-time. His 'Foreman Grill' has sold 100M+ units…
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.
Joe "Smokin' Joe" Frazier (1944 - 2011) Hall of Fame Professional Boxer. Olympic Gold Medalist. World Heavyweight Champion (1970 until 1973). Regarded by may as being one of the greatest fighters of his era, he is famed for his epic bouts against Muhammad Ali, notably the contest referred to as the "Thrilla in Manila".