72 Facts About Muhammad Ali Jauhar

1. Muhammad Ali Jauhar told Hussein that releasing the hostages would be a good PR move, convincing the dictator to agree.

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2. Muhammad Ali Jauhar got as close as possible to the jumper, sticking his head out of a nearby window.

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3. In 2002, Muhammad Ali Jauhar was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contributions to the entertainment industry.

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4. In 1979, Muhammad Ali Jauhar guest-starred as himself in an episode of the NBC sitcom Diff'rent Strokes.

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5. Muhammad Ali Jauhar was the subject of the British television program This Is Your Life in 1978 when he was surprised by Eamonn Andrews.

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6. Muhammad Ali Jauhar appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated on 37 different occasions, second only to Michael Jordan.

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7. In 1993, the Associated Press reported that Muhammad Ali Jauhar was tied with Babe Ruth as the most recognized athlete, out of over 800 dead or living athletes, in America.

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8. Muhammad Ali Jauhar was an influential figure in the world of hip hop music.

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9. In 1963, Muhammad Ali Jauhar released an album of spoken word music on Columbia Records titled, I Am the Greatest, and in 1964, he recorded a cover version of the rhythm and blues song "Stand by Me".

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10. Muhammad Ali Jauhar appeared in the documentary film Black Rodeo riding both a horse and a bull.

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11. Muhammad Ali Jauhar had a cameo role in the 1962 film version of Requiem for a Heavyweight, and during his exile from boxing, he starred in the short-lived 1969 Broadway musical, Buck White.

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12. Immediately after Thrilla in Manilla, Muhammad Ali Jauhar summoned Frazier's son Marvis to his dressing room and apologized for the things he had said about Frazier.

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13. At this time Muhammad Ali Jauhar was continuing his legal fight to get his boxing license back, and Frazier was the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.

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14. Muhammad Ali Jauhar regularly taunted and baited his opponents—including Liston, Frazier, and Foreman—before the fight and often during the bout itself.

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15. Muhammad Ali Jauhar often taunted opponents in the process and lashed back with sudden, unexpected combinations.

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16. Muhammad Ali Jauhar was hospitalized in Scottsdale on June 2, 2016, with a respiratory illness.

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17. On December 20, 2014, Muhammad Ali Jauhar was hospitalized for a mild case of pneumonia.

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18. On July 27, 2012, Muhammad Ali Jauhar was a titular bearer of the Olympic flag during the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

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19. In 2000, Muhammad Ali Jauhar worked with the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Disease to raise awareness and encourage donations for research.

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20. In 1998, Muhammad Ali Jauhar began working with actor Michael J Fox, who has Parkinson's disease, to raise awareness and fund research for a cure.

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21. In 1994, Muhammad Ali Jauhar campaigned to the United States government to come to the aid of refugees afflicted by the Rwandan genocide, and to donate to organizations helping Rwandan refugees.

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22. Muhammad Ali Jauhar successfully secured the release of the hostages, in exchange for promising Hussein that he would bring America "an honest account" of Iraq.

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23. In 1984, Muhammad Ali Jauhar announced his support for the re-election of United States President Ronald Reagan.

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24. On January 19, 1981, in Los Angeles, Muhammad Ali Jauhar talked a suicidal man down from jumping off a ninth-floor ledge, an event that made national news.

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25. Muhammad Ali Jauhar conceded "They didn't tell me about that in America", and complained that Carter had sent him "around the world to take the whupping over American policies.

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26. Muhammad Ali Jauhar was unable to explain why the African countries should join the US boycott when it had failed to support the African boycott of the 1976 Olympics, and was unaware that the Soviet Union was sponsoring popular revolutionary movements in Africa.

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27. In 1980, Muhammad Ali Jauhar was recruited by President Jimmy Carter for a diplomatic mission to Africa, in an effort to persuade a number of African governments to join the US-led boycott of the Moscow Olympics.

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28. Muhammad Ali Jauhar began visiting Africa starting in 1964, when he visited Ghana.

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29. Muhammad Ali Jauhar registered for conscription in the United States military on his 18th birthday and was listed as 1-A in 1962.

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30. Muhammad Ali Jauhar had gone on the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca in 1972, which inspired him in a similar manner to Malcolm X, meeting people of different colors from all over the world giving him a different outlook and greater spiritual awareness.

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31. Muhammad Ali Jauhar was a resident of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, in the early 1970s.

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32. Muhammad Ali Jauhar changed her name to Khalilah Muhammad Ali Jauhar, though she was still called Belinda by old friends and family.

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33. Muhammad Ali Jauhar was married four times and had seven daughters and two sons.

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34. Muhammad Ali Jauhar fought Ken Norton for the third time in September 1976.

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35. On June 26, 1976, Muhammad Ali Jauhar participated in an exhibition bout in Tokyo against Japanese professional wrestler and martial artist Antonio Inoki.

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36. Muhammad Ali Jauhar stumbled to the corner, where his associate Butch Lewis convinced him to walk away.

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37. On June 1, 1976, Muhammad Ali Jauhar removed his shirt and jacket and confronted professional wrestler Gorilla Monsoon in the ring after his match at a World Wide Wrestling Federation show in Philadelphia Arena.

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38. Muhammad Ali Jauhar opened the fight moving and scoring with right crosses to Foreman's head.

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39. Muhammad Ali Jauhar was 32 years old, and had clearly lost speed and reflexes since his twenties.

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40. Muhammad Ali Jauhar was strong in the early rounds of the fight, and staggered Frazier in the second round.

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41. Muhammad Ali Jauhar began training at a farm near Reading, Pennsylvania, in 1971 and, finding the country setting to his liking, sought to develop a real training camp in the countryside.

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42. Muhammad Ali Jauhar portrayed Frazier as a "dumb tool of the white establishment.

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43. In March 1966, Muhammad Ali Jauhar refused to be inducted into the armed forces.

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44. Muhammad Ali Jauhar dominated Williams, winning a third-round technical knockout in what some consider the finest performance of his career.

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45. The company mainly handled Muhammad Ali Jauhar's boxing promotions and pay-per-view closed-circuit television broadcasts.

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46. Muhammad Ali Jauhar was criticized in the sports media for appearing to have toyed with Patterson during the fight.

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47. Muhammad Ali Jauhar defended his title against former heavyweight champion Floyd Patterson on November 22, 1965.

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48. Muhammad Ali Jauhar said in his 1975 autobiography that shortly after his return from the Rome Olympics, he threw his gold medal into the Ohio River after he and a friend were refused service at a "whites-only" restaurant and fought with a white gang.

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49. Muhammad Ali Jauhar wrote two autobiographies, one during and one after his boxing career.

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50. Muhammad Ali Jauhar is the only boxer to be named The Ring magazine Fighter of the Year six times.

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51. Muhammad Ali Jauhar traveled to numerous countries, including Mexico and Morocco, to help out those in need.

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52. In 1960, Muhammad Ali Jauhar won a spot on the US Olympic boxing team, and traveled to Rome, Italy, to compete.

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53. Muhammad Ali Jauhar went on to win the 1956 Golden Gloves tournament for novices in the light heavyweight class.

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54. Muhammad Ali Jauhar started working with Martin to learn how to spar, and soon began his boxing career.

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55. At the age of 12, Muhammad Ali Jauhar discovered his talent for boxing through an odd twist of fate.

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56. Muhammad Ali Jauhar recovered quickly, but the judges awarded the decision to Frazier, handing Ali his first professional loss after 31 wins.

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57. Muhammad Ali Jauhar took in millions from his endorsement deals with companies including Adidas and Electronic Arts.

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58. In 2005, Muhammad Ali Jauhar sold the rights to his name and image to Robert Sillerman for $50 million for 20 percent interest in the business.

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59. Muhammad Ali Jauhar married his fourth and final wife Yolanda in 1986.

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60. Muhammad Ali Jauhar married his second wife, 17-year-old Belinda Boyd, in 1967.

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61. Muhammad Ali Jauhar was married four times and had nine children, including two children he fathered outside of marriage.

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62. Muhammad Ali Jauhar became an Olympic gold medalist in 1960 and the world heavyweight boxing champion in 1964.

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63. Muhammad Ali Jauhar died of a stroke in London on 4 January 1931 and was buried in Jerusalem by the choice of his relatives, friends and admirers.

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64. Muhammad Ali Jauhar became a critic of Gandhi, breaking with fellow Muslim leaders like Maulana Azad, Hakim Ajmal Khan and Mukhtar Ahmed Ansari, who continued to support Gandhi and the Indian National Congress.

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65. Muhammad Ali Jauhar opposed the Nehru Report, which was a document proposing constitutional reforms and a dominion status of an independent nation within the British Empire, written by a committee of Hindu and Muslim members of the Congress Party headed by President Motilal Nehru.

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66. Muhammad Ali Jauhar restarted his daily Hamdard, and left the Congress Party.

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67. Muhammad Ali Jauhar was arrested by British authorities and imprisoned for two years for what was termed as a seditious speech at the meeting of the Khilafat Conference.

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68. Muhammad Ali Jauhar moved to Delhi in 1912 and there he launched an Urdu-language daily newspaper Hamdard in 1913.

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69. Muhammad Ali Jauhar launched the English weekly The Comrade in 1911 in Calcutta.

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70. Muhammad Ali Jauhar became a writer and an orator of the first magnitude and a farsighted political leader, writing articles in major British and Indian newspapers like The Times, London, The Manchester Guardian and The Observer.

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71. Muhammad Ali Jauhar was one of the founders and presidents of the All-India Muslim League.

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72. Muhammad Ali Jauhar was elected to become the President of Indian National Congress party in 1923 and it lasted only for a few months.

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