Muhammad Ali with Helen Wooten

In honor of Muhammad Ali’s 70th birthday, the Sun-Times ran a five-page spread celebrating the heavyweight champion’s life.

It’s filled with pictures, quotes, and fascinating anecdotes.

Let’s give a shout out to James Smith, the writer. Loved every bit of it, but…

In the time line under 1960, Smith writes “Clay wins every tournament he enters this year, including…ultimately, Olympic gold in Rome. Legend has it that Clay threw his gold medal into the Ohio River after being denied service in a Louisville restaurant. Some believe he simply lost it.”