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    There is a BBC documentary on now which is really good and provides in-depth coverage that I had not seen before.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episod...4/muhammad-ali
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    yep watched all 8 parts in a few days.

    I gave the first one a try thinking I wouldn't bother with any more as would be nothing new but there was - a good perspective.

    Well worth a watch
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    How many of us youngsters in the 60's and 70's went to the Hammersmith Odeon at silly o clock in the morning to watch Cassius/Ali on the CCTV? Best ever was Ali Foreman in Kinshasa, just had to wake her indoors when I got in to tell her the 'unexpected' result. Worst ever was Larry Holmes when Ali was clearly taking on too much, there was absolute silence as we left the theatre, end of an era.

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    If you can't get access to that website use a proxy server or a vpn. You can download the HBO documentary there. The eight part one I got from there too when it came out, it's there if you search for it. They do torrents in the 265 HEVC codec so you can get 1080 versions of films and shows in high definition and small file sizes. Very convenient. I downloaded The Wire to watch again at some point and the entire thing is only about fifty gb.

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    To clear up the question in the thread - its Cassius Clay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Lord Al View Post
    To clear up the question in the thread - its Cassius Clay.
    No it is not.

    Try again, I will give you a clue. The answer is in the title of the thread.
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    His mamma named him Clay, I'm going to call him Clay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark TKO View Post
    His mamma named him Clay, I'm going to call him Clay.
    Ali's mum had another pet name for him stated in the documentary, "Tinky Baby", does not mean you can call him that either.
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    been watching this new one also and never realized Malcolm X was killed by members of the Nation of Islam

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    Things I did not know or had forgotten about Muhammad Ali that I learnt in the documentary.

    The disfiguring, brutalising, torture, lynching and murder of 14-year-old boy Emmett Till had a profound impact on Ali. The mother of Emmett wanted an open casket to show the world what they did to her son.

    Ali was so scared of flying he nearly did not go to the Rome Olympics.

    The Christian Kentucky based syndicate that signed up Ali when he became professional gave him a salary, 50% purse, training cost and other tax deductions that was unprecedented at the time. They were supporting a clean-living local star in the making. It also stopped the Mob from taking control of his career.

    Ali ran in heavy army boots when going on his 4 mile runs.

    Sparred 2 rounds with Ingemar Johansson who was preparing to face Patterson but could not lay a glove on Ali and was told to leave.

    Made up the story about training under water to get into Sports Illustrated magazine when he was 19.

    Ali younger brother fought his first professional fight the same day he fought Liston.

    Ali had grown ½ inch for the 2nd Liston fight.

    Frazier first met Ali 1966 when he was 14-0 and promised he would be ready to face him in 2 years time.

    WBA took the title away from Ali twice.

    The only reason Ali was not imprisoned 5 years for not joining the army was because he would have been allowed to have access to the FBI wire taps they had on Martin Luther King and Malcolm X.
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