He’s an American former professional boxer.
He’s widely considered among the greatest heavyweights in the history of the sport.
He’s one of the most recognized sports figures of the past 100 years.
He’s Muhammad Ali and here are his Top 10 Rules for Success.
1. Think Differently
He began training at 12 years old. His amateur record was 100 wins with five losses.
2. Have Confidence
He won the Light Heavyweight gold medal in the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome.
3. Defy The Rules
He made his professional debut on October 29, 1960, winning a six-round decision over Tunney Hunsaker.
4. Stick To Your Game Plan
At the age of 22, he won the world heavyweight championship in 1964 from Sonny Liston.
5. Have A Bigger Vision
In 1967, he refused to be conscripted into the U.S. military, and was eventually arrested and found guilty on draft evasion charges and stripped of his boxing title.
6. Be Prepared To Handle Anything
His appeal worked its way up to the U.S. Supreme Court, where in 1971 his conviction was overturned.
7. Show Good Sportsmanship
Nicknamed „The Greatest“, he was involved in several historic boxing matches.
8. Be Determined
At a time when most fighters let their managers do the talking, Ali thrived in the spotlight.
9. Outsmart Your Competition
He has appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated on 37 different occasions, second only to Michael Jordan.
10. Be Charismatic
He remains the only three-time lineal world heavyweight champion.