Originally Posted by BillB
Clay never legally changed his name. His name is still Cassius Marcellus Clay. He publicly refused to make a legal name change.
Muhammad Ali is an assumed name or an alias.
No one is ethically compelled to refer to a person by a false name.
I'm sure you are a fan of William Harrison Dempsey. Is that what we should call him? How about Jack Sharkey or Benny Leonard or Joe Gans? What about Walker Smith Jr.? Marvelous is (or was) a legal part of Marvin Haglers name. Are we ethically compelled to call him that?