Cassius Clay Becomes World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Feb25

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Cassius Clay Becomes World Heavyweight Boxing Champion

1964 – Cassius Clay becomes world heavyweight boxing champion.
Cassius Clay becomes world heavyweight boxing champion.

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