The BEST episodes of Muhammad Ali

Every episode of Muhammad Ali ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Muhammad Ali!

Muhammad Ali brings to life one of the best-known and most indelible figures of the 20th century, a three-time heavyweight boxing champion who captivated millions of fans throughout the world with his mesmerizing combination of speed, grace, and power in the ring, and charm and playful boasting outside of it. Ali insisted on being himself unconditionally and became a global icon and inspiration to people everywhere.

Last Updated: 5/14/2024Network: ArteStatus: Ended
Round One: The Greatest (1942–1964)
29 votes

#1 - Round One: The Greatest (1942–1964)

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/19/2021

Boxer Cassius Clay rises up the amateur ranks to win gold at the 1960 Olympics. He turns professional, sharpening his boxing skills and honing his genius for self-promotion. In 1964, he upsets Sonny Liston to become heavyweight champion.

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Round Four: The Spell Remains (1974–2016)
22 votes

#2 - Round Four: The Spell Remains (1974–2016)

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/22/2021

Muhammad Ali shocks the world by defeating George Foreman, winning back the heavyweight title and becoming the most famous man on earth. After retiring in 1981, he travels the world spreading his Islamic faith, and becomes a symbol of peace and hope.

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Round Two: What's My Name? (1964–1970)
25 votes

#3 - Round Two: What's My Name? (1964–1970)

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/20/2021

Cassius Clay publicly joins the Nation of Islam and takes the name Muhammad Ali. When he refuses induction into the Army, he is stripped of his title and forced into exile. After three years he returns to the ring, but he's lost a step.

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Round Three: The Rivalry (1970–1974)
22 votes

#4 - Round Three: The Rivalry (1970–1974)

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/21/2021

Muhammad Ali battles his fiercest rival, Joe Frazier, and the U.S. government, as he attempts to regain the heavyweight title. He first loses to and then defeats Frazier, but to become champion again, he will have to beat George Foreman.

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