OTD in 1964, Muhammad Ali became heavyweight champion for the 1st time (video)
On this day in the year 1964, there was an event that would shake the world of sports.
The news involves Muhammad Ali who was at the time known as Cassius Clay.
Cassius Clay became the boxing world heavyweight champion on this day in 1964.
He became the boxing world heavyweight champion after beating Sonny Liston.
However, it was what happened after that shocked the world.
After the fight, Cassius Clay changed his name to Cassius X, then to Muhammad Ali.
Watch the video of Cassius Clay beat Sonny Liston to become the boxing world heavyweight champion below
🥊 On this day in 1964, Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) became heavyweight champion of the world at 22 by beating Sonny Liston.
This sixth round was a boxing clinic 😍pic.twitter.com/a7cnCVkshD
— Inside Fighting (@inside_fighting) February 25, 2021