In 1960 Muhammad Ali had fought his way to the top becoming the light Heavyweight Olympic Boxing Champion and then the three time World Heavyweight Champion. Imprinted in our memories is the image of Muhammad Ali at the 1969 Atlanta Olympic Games raising the torch and alighting the Olympic flame as symbol to the world of the Olympic spirit. Muhammad Ali, perhaps the most recognized personality in the world was instantly seen around the globe by every nation and by people of every race, religion, color and creed, a man universally respected and revered.

an Excerpt from, Saved By the Bell