Muhammad Ali Remembered By Local Hotel

April 8, 2014

The Facebook page of the Fairmont Hamilton Princess recently highlighted a photo of world renowned boxer Muhammad Ali during a visit to Bermuda in the 1970s as he sat outside the hotel talking with excited fans.

The photograph marks but one moment in the life of one of the most storied boxers of all time, beginning in 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky when he was born with the less widely known moniker Cassius Clay. The talented young man would go on to claim the title of world heavyweight champion at 22 after upsetting Sonny Liston.

According to, “He’s still the most recognizable man on earth. And over forty years after he burst onto the scene as a gold medal winner at the 1960 Rome Olympics, Muhammad Ali remains a magical figure, known and loved throughout the world.

“As a boxer, Muhammad brought unprecedented speed and grace to his sport, while his charm and wit changed forever what the public expected a champion to be. His accomplishments in the ring are the stuff of legend – two fights with Sonny Liston, where he proclaimed himself “The Greatest” and proved he was; three epic wars with Joe Frazier; the stunning victory over George Foreman in the Rumble in the Jungle; and dethroning Leon Spinks to become heavyweight champion for an unprecedented third time.

“His success as a boxer is widely respected, but Ali’s greatest triumph lies in his legacy as a champion, leader, humanitarian, and artist. His work both inside and outside the ring truly makes Muhammad Ali “The Greatest of All Time.”

Official trailer of The Trials of Muhammad Ali, which was shown during Bermuda Docs 2013:

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