No fictional or epithet adjective that can be attached to the name of Cassius Clay or Muhammad Ali. He was not just an athlete, he became a symbol of the era. Just what are “The Beatles” or “Watergate”.
The world had never seen so much talent gathered in the gloves of a boxer. The fact that his life and boxing career made a dozen movies in Hollywood is eloquent.
His first loss came to the ring 29 in the match with Joe Frazier. But even in his loss, no one doubted who the champion is.