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Nicknamed "The Greatest" Muhammad Ali, a boxing legend, has died at the age of 74. Let's take a closer look at the highlights of the career of this ex-world champion.

“Boxing legend Mohamed Ali died on Friday June 3 at the age of 74 in Phoenix, Arizona after a 32-year battle with Parkinson's disease. As much as the boxer endowed with unique gifts, very pure technique, amazing mobility and above average punch, history will remember the man who upset conventions on and off the court. ring, with his rare sense of formula, his instinct as a great communicator, his taste for provocation and his permanent fight against the established order. "

Source: HuffingtonPost

"When I disappear, boxing will disappear", had launched Cassius Clay, who would become the great Mohamed Ali, a few moments before dethroning the world heavyweight champion Sonny Liston, in 1964. Fifty-two years after this legendary fight , boxing has not disappeared. But Mohamed Ali died on Friday, June 3 in Phoenix (Arizona), from respiratory failure at the age of 74. "

Source: The world

The next activities will allow your students to familiarize themselves with boxing legend Mohamed Ali, who died at the age of 74 in Arizona, United States.


At the end of the activities, the student will be able to:

- Explain why Mohamed Ali is called a legend in the world of boxing;
- Create the infographic of a famous quote from the boxer who marked the community;
- Know the story behind Mohamed Ali's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame;
- Understand the consequences of Parkinson's disease on the boxer;
- Relate the sporting, political and religious highlights in the career of Mohamed Ali.

Suggested Activities

ACTIVITY 1: Mohamed Ali

Begin this activity by asking students if they know of any famous boxers who have marked the sport over the decades.

Display this gallery photos of Muhammad Ali to give students a brief overview of the career of this boxer qualified to be the best in the world.

Continue by displaying this reportage video presenting the highlights of Mohamed Ali's career.

Distribute to students this listening grid so that they can record their new learning.

ACTIVITY 2: Famous quotes

Begin this activity by asking students if they can name famous quotes and if they know why they go through time without being forgotten.

Present this item relating The most striking quotes from Mohamed Ali. Several of the expressions Ali left their mark on the collective minds of people because he was good at sentences impactful and phrased his words in a unique way.

Have the students picture one of the quotes famous Mohamed Ali and explain their meaning through a media poster. You could share these captivating infographics on the networks social or in your school.


Use a site like Vism, Pictochart or Can go so that the pupils can clearly highlight the chosen quotation and the explanation of it more indented but always in a very aesthetic and harmonious way.

ACTIVITY 3: Boxing Glossary

Ask students if they know the names of the movements made by boxers.

Introduce them to this detailed glossary of terminology used for this Olympic sport.

Suggest that the students write down a single word, or phrase, for each letter of the alphabet so that they can create their personalized boxing glossary.

Distribute to them this working outline so that they can write down their information.

For further

Invite students to post their infographic on this page Facebook or to leave a comment of support for the family and relatives of the famous boxer.

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