Muhammad Ali has seven daughters and two sons, including Maryum, Muhammed, Jr. and twins Rasheeda and Jamilla by former wife Belinda Boyd, Miya, Khalilah, Hana and Laila by former wife Veronica Porche Ali, and an adopted son, Assad Amin. His daughter Maryum is a rapper and author. Daughter Laila is a retired, undefeated professional boxer. The book “Soul of a Butterfly: Reflections on Life’s Journey” is co-written by Hana and her father.
As of 2015, Muhammad Ali remains married to Yolanda “Lonnie” Williams. He has one additional ex-wife with whom he has no children, his first wife Sonji Roi. Born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr., Muhammad Ali is a former professional boxer and one of the greatest heavyweights of all time. He is also a symbol of racial justice, religious freedom and principle. Muhammad Ali practices Sunni Islam.
In 1964, he won his first world heavyweight championship against Sonny Liston. In 1967, Muhammad Ali refused to be conscripted into the military due to his opposition to the Vietnam War and religious beliefs as a conscientious objector. He was found guilty of draft evasion, and did not fight for four years. His conviction was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1971. To this day, he is the only lineal three-time world heavyweight champion.