Heal The Planet Global Organisation –HTP pays tribute World fallen historical Boxing Heavy Weight Champion Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr also known as Mohammad Ali born January 17, 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky, United States of America. The news of the death of ever striking Mohammad Ali on June 3, 2016 (aged 74) in Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S deeply struck us and left us smitten.
With his Boxing record of 61 Total fights with 56 Wins by KO 37 and 5 Losses, Cassius Clay remains an icon and inspiration to many worldwide a controversial and polarizing figure both inside and outside the ring.
As a Profession Boxer Ali also remained and widely regarded as one of the most significant and celebrated sports figures of the 20th century.
From early in his career; at a time when most fighters let their managers do the talking, Ali, inspired by professional wrestler “Gorgeous George” Wagner, thrived in—and indeed craved—the spotlight, where he was often provocative and outlandish
HTP recalls sometime in March 1966, Ali refused to be inducted into the armed forces. He was systematically denied a boxing license in every state and stripped of his passport. As a result, he did not fight from March 1967 to October 1970—from ages 25 to almost 29—as his case worked its way through the appeals process before his conviction was overturned in 1971. During this time of inactivity, as opposition to the Vietnam War began to grow and Ali’s stance gained sympathy, he spoke at colleges across the nation, criticizing the Vietnam War and advocating African American pride and racial justice, we hail Ali on this for the American Vietnamese War was unnecessary and caused much pain with very many American sons dying, leaving behind widows and equally loses on the other side- we strongly condemn this.
Ali has left a strong legacy; he has met with US Presidents, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, presented with the Presidential Citizens Medal by President Bill Clinton. In November 2005, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President George W. Bush Jr followed by the Otto Hahn Peace Medal in Gold of the UN Association of Germany (DGVN) in Berlin for his work with the U.S. civil rights movement and the United Nations (December 17, 2005). We also see The Muhammad Ali Center, alongside Interstate 64 on Louisville, Kentucky’s riverfront and we want to agree with a spokesperson of his family that “certainly Muhammad was a citizen of the world” and that we grieve for him with the rest of the world.
Rest in Peace Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr
Ssalongo Najjib Ssempereza Buyondo
Department of Entertainment & Arts