Quiz 31 - Muhammad Ali/Cassius Clay

Muhammad Ali
 was voted the BBC Sports Personality of the Century in 1999 
so there is no doubt about his popularity but how much do you know about his boxing career?

As always some of the questions are easy, some difficult 
but overall I think it's a toughie with a pass mark of just 4 out of 10.

So are you the Greatest or about to suffer an embarrassing knock-out?

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Cassius M. Clay was born on 17th January 1942 - the M stands for what?


In February 1964 who did he defeat to win the World Heavyweight title for the first time?


Name the long-time associate of Ali, pictured right.


You would think he was fearless but early in his career the then Cassius Clay admitted that he was afraid of something that he was told would prevent him becoming a world-class boxer. He overcame that fear - which was what?


In which weight category did he win a gold medal at the 1960 Rome Olympics?



Ali was presented with a replacement Olympic Gold medal at the Atlanta Olympics of 1996. In his 1975 autobiography he explained what had happened to the original medal - was it........

a - He threw it into the River Ohio after a racist confrontation

b - When he joined the Nation of Islam he gave it away, considering it an 'idolatrous trinket'.

c - It was stolen.


Ali fought four British boxers in his professional career - Henry Cooper (twice), Joe Bugner (twice) and Brian London while in May 1976 he knocked out which British boxer in a world heavyweight title bout?


Which British football ground - pictured right during preparation for the fight - staged the first Henry Cooper-Cassius Clay contest in June 1963?


Who did Ali fight in the 1975 Thrilla in Manila?


In which country was the 1974 Rumble in the Jungle against George Foreman fought?

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Which now demolished Football League ground had three traditional floodlight pylons and then this one, attached to the top of a stand?

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