Because Clay was a Slave name. Clay converted to Islam and changed his name from Cassius Clay, which he called his "slave name", to Muhammad Ali.
Once, from Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. to Muhammad Ali.
Cassius Clay changed his name after converting to Islam. He announced that he was a Black Muslim and changed his name to Muhammad Ali instead of Cassius Clay. To express Black Power(Apex)
In 1963, Cassius Clay changed his name to Muhammad Ali.
while he converted to Islam before his first fight with liston, it wasn't until shortly afterward he announced his conversion, and his name change, first to Cassius x and then to Muhammad ali.
Cassius clay changed his name to Mohammad ali after he embraced Islam.
first, he changed it to Cassius x, then to Muhammad ali.
To express black power
I did not change my name to Muhammad Ali, perhaps you are referring to Cassius Clay? If so he did this when he converted to Islam.
1964, shortly after winning the world title for the first time. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammad_Ali
Cassius Clay (his birth name was Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr.)
Cassius Clay changed his name to Muhammad Ali
Because thought his original name Cassius Clay was a slave name given to him by white people
The famous heavy weight boxer changed his name to Muhammad Ali.
Muhammad Ali. This is the name taken on by Cassius Clay when he converted to Islam.
Cassius Clay changed his name when he converted to Islam, since then he hs been known as Muhammad Ali.
His son's name is Cassius (As in Cassius Clay) and his daughter's name is Sienna.
he did it because he wanted to show that he was not a non Muslim but a Muslim to the world,if you become a Muslim you don't have to change your name but he did.
Cassius clay is a boxing legend. He changed his name to Muhammad Ali soon after he became world champion.
He was originally named Cassius Clay.
Cassius Clay won the olympic gold medal at light heavyweight, but changed to heavyweight when he became a professional. He also changed his name from Cassius Clay to Muhammad Ali when he converted to islam.
The boxer formerly known as Cassius Clay is still living and goes by the name Muhammad Ali.
Fairly famous words of Cassius Clay, before becoming Muhammad Ali. Change of name didn't change his claim, though.