Cassius Clay became a legitimate 'Negro Muslim' on February 7, 1964. This was consequentially prior to his initial fight with Sonny Liston. Above all, he later conquered Liston and became heavyweight champion of the world.
Nevertheless, espousing the Muslim name Muhammad Ali, he has recurrently insisted that it was one of the most significant moments in his life.
So, 50 years later, on February 7, 2014, at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Illinois, Daniel Diaz and Kamil Laszczyk will battle in an exciting co-feature fight televised worldwide on ESPN Friday Night Fights.
'El General' Diaz (20-5-1) is a 34 year old orthodox fighter from Managua, Nicaragua.
Diaz won his last fight against Robert Marroquin on June 29, 2013 at the WinStar Casino, Thackerville, Oklahoma by a split decision.
Laszczyk (14-0-0) won his last fight against Laszlo Fekete on December 22, 2013 at the MOSiR Hall in Radom, Poland.
There will be a special and unique appearance by boxing champion and promoter Mike Tyson. Tyson has been spending his time these days signing autographs.
Today Tyson totally was at Field of Dreams, an Ultimate Sports & Celebrity Gift Store, in Las Vegas from 12-1 pm.
Through the grace of his Muslim God, Muhammad Ali once stated "It's the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen."