Muhammad Ali is one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time. Maybe even the greatest boxer ever. Muhammad Ali was a very strong fighter, both physically and mentally. Ali didn't just give up and let other people ruin his life by telling him what to do. He stood up for himself and what he believed in. Ali was at the starting of the black era in professional boxing. Ali always knew he could succeed in boxing even though some people thought he didn't have a chance in the world. During his career Ali had a very big head and a lot of attitude. To some he was arrogant. To most he was a hero. Even today, Ali is still one of the most well known men on earth.
During Ali's whole life, he has been very strong, both mentally and physically. "He said the only time he was truly scared was stepping into the ring with Sonny Liston for the championship" (Remnick, David). At 22, Ali thought he was the biggest man in heavyweight boxing. Most of the time Ali never showed much emotion. He wanted his opponents to know nothing about him. And that's the way it was with Ali. He knew if he let people know that he was scared, and what he was thinking, he wouldn't be as successful as he was. He liked to get inside his opponents heads by being very showy. He also used this strategy as a way of psyching out his opponents. Physically, he was a hard trainer. He trained three times a day, six days a week. He went to church on Sundays. He knew he had to train very hard if he wanted to compete and be successful at what he loved. He was in the best shape of any heavyweight contender in professional boxing.
People in the boxing world, such as promoters, managers, and agents, tried to get Ali to follow them instead of them following him. He was smarter than most boxers and knew what the outcome would be if he let them take