Muhammad Ali won the World Heavyweight Boxing Championship three times.
In 1967, when he refused to fight in the Vietnam War, Muhammad Ali was stripped of his championship title and suspended from boxing.
Now Ali is praised for taking his stance as a conscientious objector of the Vietnam War. However, when the legendary boxer and activist initially took his stance, their were vicious repercussions. His character was assassinated, his own country labeled him an enemy and a traitor, his livelihood was taken from him, and he was left for broke. Fast forward to 2009; Muhammad Ali is now one of the most celebrated legends on the planet.