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Cassius Clay Changes His Name to Muhammad Ali

After the heavyweight champion grows close with Malcolm X, he announces to reporters that he's renounced the name Clay, citing it as a slave name, and has instead taken on the name Cassius X. Concerned that Cassius would stray from the Nation of Islam, Elijah Muhammad offers him a new name to secure his allegiance: Muhammad Ali.
Clip Season 1 Episode 2 Length 03:50 Premiere: 09/20/21

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Spanish Version | Round Four: The Spell Remains (1974-2016)

S1 E8 Length 1:39:49 Premiere Date 09/22/21

Spanish Version | Round Three: The Rivalry (1970 - 1974)

S1 E7 Length 1:50:20 Premiere Date 09/21/21

Spanish Version | Round Two: What's My Name? (1964-1970)

S1 E6 Length 1:54:43 Premiere Date 09/20/21

Spanish Version | Round One: The Greatest (1942-1964)

S1 E5 Length 2:09:25 Premiere Date 09/19/21

Round Four: The Spell Remains (1974-2016)

S1 E4 Length 1:39:49 Premiere Date 09/22/21

Round Three: The Rivalry (1970 - 1974)

S1 E3 Length 1:50:20 Premiere Date 09/21/21

Round Two: What's My Name? (1964-1970)

S1 E2 Length 1:54:43 Premiere Date 09/20/21

Round One: The Greatest (1942-1964)

S1 E1 Length 2:09:25 Premiere Date 09/19/21

Cassius Clay Changes His Name to Muhammad Ali

Clip Length 03:50 Premiere Date 09/20/21

Muhammad Ali Marries Belinda Boyd in Chicago

Clip Length 02:50 Premiere Date 09/20/21

Outlash Follows Muhammad Ali's Criticism of the Vietnam War

Clip Length 06:15 Premiere Date 09/20/21

Muhammad Ali Is Found Guilty of Refusing the Draft

Clip Length 02:39 Premiere Date 09/20/21

Muhammad Ali Embarks on a Tour Across Africa

Clip Length 03:02 Premiere Date 09/20/21

Muhammad Ali's Focus on Racial Justice

Clip Length 02:03 Premiere Date 09/20/21

'I'm Free to be Who I Want to Be'

Clip Length 05:34 Premiere Date 09/20/21

Muhammad Ali Fights Cleveland 'Big Cat' Williams

Clip Length 02:12 Premiere Date 09/20/21

Muhammad Ali Refuses the Vietnam War Draft

Clip Length 06:15 Premiere Date 09/20/21

Critics Agree on Muhammad Ali

Preview Length 00:31 Premiere Date 09/19/21

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Round One: The Greatest (1942-1964) - S1 E1

Premiered On: 09/19/2021

Boxer Cassius Clay rises in the amateur ranks to win gold at the 1960 Olympics. He turns professional, sharpening his boxing skills and honing his genius for self-promotion. In 1964, he upsets Sonny Liston to become heavyweight champion.

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