Muhammad Ali speaks at a 1967 anti-war rally in Chicago. During a week of training in Las Vegas in 1971, he lured hundreds of spectators to his sparring and chat sessions. He was part boxer, part entertainer and pure charisma.
Muhammad Ali speaks at a 1967 anti-war rally in Chicago. During a week of training in Las Vegas in 1971, he lured hundreds of spectators to his sparring and chat sessions. He was part boxer, part entertainer and pure charisma. Charles Harrity Associated Press file
Muhammad Ali speaks at a 1967 anti-war rally in Chicago. During a week of training in Las Vegas in 1971, he lured hundreds of spectators to his sparring and chat sessions. He was part boxer, part entertainer and pure charisma. Charles Harrity Associated Press file
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Muhammad Ali was one of a kind, but always one of us

June 09, 2016 07:04 PM

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