He was born Cassius Clay but died Muhammad Ali. He was an American professional boxer, generally considered among the greatest heavyweights in the history of the sport.

I met his as Clay at the 5th street gym in Miami Beach. Clay was the most colorful athlete I have ever spoken with in my lifetime.

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali dies at 74 via @usatoday

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Comedian Billy Crystal delivers funny and touching eulogy for Muhammad Ali via @YouTube

Meeting with Clay

Id like to hear more about your meeting with Clay in Miami. Everyone has the same tributes but what was your personal meeting like? Any story involving Ali is interesting.


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War Protest

lAli stripped of his title for refusing to join the army in 1967

Ali's Parkinson

Muhammad Ali on Parkinson 1971 full interview Part 4 via @YouTube


BBC News - Obituary: Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali

“Why should they ask me to put on a uniform and go 10,000 miles from home and drop bombs and bullets on Brown people in Vietnam while so-called Negro people in Louisville are treated like dogs and denied simple human rights? No, I’m not going 10,000 miles from home to help murder and burn another poor nation simply to continue the domination of white slave masters of the darker people the world over. This is the day when such evils must come to an end. I have been warned that to take such a stand would cost me millions of dollars. But I have said it once and I will say it again. The real enemy of my people is here. I will not disgrace my religion, my people or myself by becoming a tool to enslave those who are fighting for their own justice, freedom and equality. If I thought the war was going to bring freedom and equality to 22 million of my people they wouldn’t have to draft me, I’d join tomorrow. I have nothing to lose by standing up for my beliefs. So I’ll go to jail, so what? We’ve been in jail for 400 years.” ~Muhammad Ali


Muhammad Ali | "My enemy is white people" via @YouTube