Muhammad Ali is born with the name Cassius Marcellus Clay. He was born on Jan. 17, 1942 and sadly died on Jun. 3rd 2016. He got his start in the American Olympics, then became a professional boxer. When he started as a professional boxer, he was insanely cocky, inspirational, and seen as a great man inside and outside of the ring. During the 1960’s Civil Rights movement, Cassius Clay changed his name to Muhammad Ali, to ultimately give a message to Africans Americans. At one point he was such a great fighter, he was even put in the ring with DC’s Superman.
Superman vs. Muhammad Ali was released in 1978. The comic featured a number of cameos from The Jackson 5 to John F. Kennedy. The plot was mainly about the the two representing Earth and fighting the best fighter from an alien race called the Rat’Lar in a fight. Although Ali points out that Superman actually isn’t really from Earth, and shouldn’t be considered to fight for humans. So They both fight each other to see who will represent Earth. The match was televised to thousands of planets. The comic ends with a superman sharing a secret with Ali.
The comic was considered to be one of the great treasures of the DC universe. The comic reprinted in 2010 and is easy to find online via Amazon.com. Muhammad Ali is one of the greatest people to ever walk this Earth, and he will be missed by many. He being the only
boxer to ever fight Superman, hopefully we will see someone else willing to challenge the superhero in the years to come.