Ali is a biographical movie directed by; Michael Mann. The movie speaks of the true life story of the famous boxer Muhammad Ali, played by Will Smith
The movie starts with Cassius Clay, Jr. (Will Smith) right before his championship debut against then heavyweight champion, Sonny Liston. In the pre fight weigh in Clay heavily taunts Liston (such as calling Liston a "big ugly bear"). In the fight Clay is able to dominate the beginning rounds of the match, but halfway through Clay complains of a burning feeling in his eyes (implying that Liston has tried to cheat the game) and says he is not able to continue. But, his trainer Angelo Dundee (Ron Silver) inspires him to keep fighting. As soon Clay is able to see again he easily dominates the fight and right before round seven Liston quits making thereby Cassius Clay the second youngest heavyweight champion..