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Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) Wins Olympic Boxing Gold – Rome 1960 Olympics

Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) Wins Olympic Boxing Gold – Rome 1960 Olympics


Three well trained USA boxers fought exciting
final matches and won gold medals before a capacity crowd of 16200 wild eyed fans. Wilbert
McClure defeated Italy’s Carmelo Bossi. Eddie Crook of the USA took and even closer
decision from Poland’s Tadeusz Walasek. The most popular USA winner was the lighthearted
Cassius Marcelus Clay V, in white here, who easily defeated Poland’s Zbigniew Pietrzykowski.
Clay was by far the best of the USA boxers. His roman name Cassius caused comment. Cassius Clay the winner for the USA.

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38 thoughts on “Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) Wins Olympic Boxing Gold – Rome 1960 Olympics

  1. Holy crap, he completely destroyed the other guy. And his speed….to think that this was NOT a fight in the lower weight divisions :O. I definitely would've loved to see this young and hungry Ali/Clay against the young and hungry Mike Tyson. Why were they born in decades, far apart from each other :(….

  2. Just glad I never had to stand up to this man in a fight,it would have been early christmas eve…great speed and movement,…heh move like a butterfly and sting like a bee?Works out ,it does.

  3. You can see he was still not quite there yet. It was in 1965 that he got everything together and became almost the perfect fighter. So sad what happened about the draft because he had knocked out everyone he fought (except Chuvalo) after he won the championship from Sonny Liston.

  4. On that day, little did the world know that a legend would be born.
    Truly, Muhammad Ali is one of the greatest – if not THE greatest – boxers of all time.

  5. Less than three months after JFK assassination this man , along with Four lads from Liverpool would comprise the key ingredients that drove the 60's. A Legend has passed , tell some grandkids or these young people who don't have a clue.

  6. whoever says their the best boxer is a lie. he's still alive not in reality but in our hearts he's a legend that was born a legend

  7. Wow: Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) – Still The Greatest in The History of Boxing!

  8. I'm going to argue that the 178-pound version of Ali was more formidable than the heavyweight he would become. Think about it–at 178, his hands were slightly faster, his chin impervious to harm from men his own size, his punches felt stronger, and he had a height and reach advantage over pretty much anyone he faced. At heavyweight he was amazing, but at light-heavy he was a monster.

  9. knocked down and concussed by Tony Madigan -Clay's coach pleads for a glove undone to buy time…
    ….Madigan was robbed and Ali always respected and remained friends with the late Tony Madigan

  10. off a doctor to get him out of the vietnam war. And let us not forget these two brothers – – – When Olympic sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos stood atop the medal podium at the 1968 Summer Games in Mexico City, bowed their heads and raised black-gloved fists during the playing of the national anthem, millions of their fellow Americans were outraged. But countless millions more around the globe thrilled to the sight of two men standing before the world, unafraid, expressing disillusionment with a nation that so often fell, and still falls, so short of its promise.
    So shut up Stephen A. this is not about Kap being fired ! this is about a man bowing his knee for injustice and what have you done for this cause, we have to be in the 60’s for your – I am loud, l am smarter than any one else, and i know some big words to say, so what!!’ what you need to do is go and sit down – and stop talking

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