Cassius Clay at just 12 yrs old, 1954
A young Cassius Clay, later to be known as Muhammad Ali, poses for a picture at just 12 years old. After having his bike stolen he tell the police office that was taking the report that he was going to ” whup whoever stole it”. The Policeman decided to take the young boy under his wing and teach him how to channel that aggression out in the boxing ring. He then introduced Cassius to boxing trainer Fred Stoner.