Winning the gold medal at the Olympics in 1960, .
battling George Foreman in "The Rumble in the Jungle" in Zaire, and fighting with Joe .
Frazier in "The Thrilla in Manila" in the Philippines, were highlights of a career that .
earned Ali the status of a boxing hero. Since his retirement in 1981, Ali has supported .
black rights undeveloped country's and tried to help everybody who has problems. He .
cannot say no to anybody. Despite a fantastic personality Ali's hero status were doubted .
by many people, because of his black pride, his conversion to the Muslim faith, and his .
outspoken opposition to the Vietnam War. But Ali's skills as a fighter included .
lightning-quick hands, a razor-sharp jab, agile footwork, and (especially evident in the .
later part of his career) the ability to absorb punches from bigger and stronger opponents, .
like George Foreman's punches he received in Zaire and we could see in the movie, made .
him to a great boxer and weren't doubted by anybody . He was also a brilliant showman .
and provocateur and Ali used the media especially television as a major part of his .
In 1994, Sports Illustrated ranked Ali first on its "40 for the Ages List.".
In 1987, The Ring named him the greatest heavyweight champion of all time.
Ali was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990, and.
into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame in 1983. The Muhammad Ali Museum opened.
in Louisville, Kentucky in 1995. All this awards a great boxing career combined with a .
fantastic personality makes him to one of the biggest sports hero's ever.