With the opening ceremony for the Olympics taking place today, it's time for the second installment of "Tales of Olympic Glory." This time, we've got Muhammad "The Greatest" Ali (known in his early days as "the Louisville Lip") and his appearance in the 1960 Olympics.
With London 2012 upon us, FightHype UK presents it's "Tales Of Olympic Glory" series. This series will focus on a number of boxers from all over the world who have represented their countries at the Olympic games before progressing to the professional ranks.
Understandably, not all boxing legends went to the Olympic games, but they still went on to have a successful career within the sport. For many, however, the Olympic games proved to be a platform to maximize the exposure of individuals, which ultimately translated to success in the pro ranks. While fight fans will have their eyes firmly fixed on the Olympic games to see if they can identify a superstar in the making, it is important to note that the success of previous athletes is what inspires most of the young prospects today. Names like Muhammad Ali, Floyd Mayweather, Oscar De La Hoya, Roy Jones Jr, Lennox Lewis, Sugar Ray Leonard, and Amir Khan, are just a few of the successful Olympians from both the past and present. You will notice not all of them won Olympic gold, but all went on to have to successful careers as world champions and beyond.
Part two of our "Tales of Olympic Glory" series focuses on the man that many consider the Greatest of All Time...Muhammad Ali.
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