"Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth." - Muhammad Ali, Three-Time Heavyweight Champion Boxer and Civil Rights Activist
41 years ago today, Muhammad Ali became the first boxer to win the heavyweight championship belt three times after scoring a unanimous win against Leon Spinks at the SuperDome in New Orleans. At the age of 18, Ali won a gold medal in the light heavyweight division at the 1960 Summer Olympics and turned pro later that year. Just four years later, Ali won the world heavyweight championship from Sonny Liston in a major upset victory. For the next decade, Ali was a fighting champion, defending the tile in some of the most-watched television broadcasts of all time — his 1974 match with George Forman dubbed “The Rumble in the Jungle” was watched by an estimated television audience of 1 billion viewers worldwide.