publication date: Sunday, June 12, 2016 (part of Summer 2016)

category: Sports

clue: He wasn't called The Greatest just because he was good at the sport where he floated like a butterfly and stung like a bee.

difficulty: easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Richard Slominsky, Matthew Preston, and Joanna Woods

trivia: This goo was published shortly after Ali's death in 2016.


Similar Goos

Ryan Lochte

This blue (silver? green?)-haired athlete is likely to be better remembered for a false police report about armed robbery than anything he did in the pool at Rio. Go »

Torii Hunter

If you're tracking down sports on TV and you can't find it, get the newspaper and check and see if it's on channel #44. If you can't find it there, ask this twin. Go »

Joe Maddon

This vigilante down by the bay in Tampa has an issue with pitchers throwing at his cubs for no reason. Go »

A.J. Styles

He will cramp your Styles but he likes to be called AJ, when he wins the WWE Championship against Roman Reigns. Go »

Daniel Snyder

If you have any snide remarks to make about his football team, keep them to yourself: He's proud of their heritage and he won't have you cheapen their name. Go »

Muhammad Ali

Born of Clay, it took this fighter years to shake off charges of dodging the draft. Go »