First, I'll say that I'm ashamed that not one other writer has written an article about one of the greatest fighters on his birthday. But to the point.
Today, the self proclaimed "Greatest" turns 69 years old. The influence of Ali hasn't been matched since he left the ring and it may never be felt again.
He was more than a boxer to black America he was a icon of what could be achieved. He was beloved but almost all Americans by the time his career was over.
He accomplished so many things to boil it down to only 10 was a very hard thing to do.
Among other things, he defeated every top heavyweight in his era, was named Fighter of The Year by The Ring more than anyone, participated in more Fights of The Year than anyone, and was named Sports Illustrated "Sportsman Of The Year," one of only three boxers to receive the honor.
There will be things that are left out and feel free to tell me that in the comment section.
Happy birthday Muhammad and I hope you celebrate many more.