Why was Muhammad Ali stripped of his heavy wight champ title?
Muhammad Ali was stripped of his title in 1967. why?
Ali NEVER spent any time in prison! Get your facts right.
In 1964, Ali failed the Armed Forces qualifying test because his writing and spelling skills were sub par. However, in early 1966, the tests were revised and Ali was reclassified 1A. He refused to serve in the United States Army during the Vietnam War as a conscientious objector, because "War is against the teachings of the Holy Qur'an. I'm not trying to dodge the draft. We are not supposed to take part in no wars unless declared by Allah or The Messenger. We don't take part in Christian wars or wars of any unbelievers."
Ali refused to respond to his name being read out as Cassius Clay, stating, as instructed by his mentors from the Nation of Islam, that Clay was the name given to his slave ancestors by the white man. By refusing to respond to this name, Ali's personal life was filled with controversy. Ali was essentially banned from fighting in the United States and forced to accept bouts abroad for most of 1966.
Ali's actions in refusing military service and aligning himself with the Nation of Islam made him a lightning rod for controversy, turning the outspoken but popular former champion into one of that era's most recognizable and controversial figures. Appearing at rallies with Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad and declaring his allegiance to him at a time when mainstream America viewed them with suspicion 鈥?if not outright hostility 鈥?made Ali a target of outrage, as well as suspicion. Ali seemed at times to even provoke such reactions, with viewpoints that wavered from support for civil rights to outright support of separatism.
On April 28, 1967, Ali was stripped of his title by the professional boxing commission, after refusing to be drafted into the United States Army and he would not be allowed to fight professionally for more than three years. On June 20, 1967 he was convicted and sentenced to five years in prison. Over the course of those years in exile, Ali fought to appeal his conviction. He stayed in the public spotlight and supported himself by giving speeches, primarily at rallies on college campuses that opposed the Vietnam War.
In 1970, Ali was allowed to fight again. On June 28, 1971 in Clay v. United States the Supreme Court reversed his conviction. Source(s): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/muhammad_al...
he dodged the vietnam draft or the selective services act and sentenced to 5 yrs in prison, then boxing stripped him of his title.
He dodged the draft. He was a chicken ****. He never went to jail unlike most draft dodgers. He should have. Has there ever been a lamer excuse not go to war for a boxer and a Muslim? Boxers fight for a living, and Muslims war for a living! It was pathetic.
P.S. That is why all patriotic Americans rooted for Joe Frazier to beat him.
He was stripped because his politics conflicted with that of white racist America. Ali was a Muslim preacher and according to American law they couldn't draft religious leaders into the military. The US like they do so well stated that Muslim leaders do not qualify for this and are eligible for the draft. The Muslims protested and subsequently the government cause the boxing governing bodies to strip Ali of his belts and revoke his boxing license.
Does the blogbaba want to hit that big hornet's nest with a stick, just to see what the hornets will do.....Nah, I guess I will just give C.R. a thumbs up, and move on to the next question. One thing is for sure, Ali didn't take the route Joe Louis took, but then again Vietnam wasn't WWII either. Politics and racisim certainly played pivotal roles in Ali's life, and the blogbaba will leave it at that, history speaks for itself on the subject.
muhummad ali was stripped of the title by the wba, wbc, nysac, and every boxing commission for refusing to be inducted into the united states armed forces, he officially retired february 1 1970 to allow the winner of the fraizer - ellis unification title held on february 16, 1970.
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