Back in the day, he was Cassius Clay, a handsome and sharp young boxer with a smart mouth and a knack for showmanship. He had won the light-heavyweight gold medal at the 1960 Rome Olympics, but he hungered for a new title — Sonny Liston's world heavyweight championship, to be specific. Clay moved to the Magic City in search of reinvention, and he found it, all right. Shortly after coming here in 1960, the boyish Clay morphed into the man called Muhammad Ali, and courted controversy by contemplating conversion to Islam and hobnobbing with the... More >>>