Muhammad Ali v Sonny Liston

Here at the Nation, we love our entertainment just as much as the next man. However, we do take a lot of pride in weeding out rubbish entertainment in hopes of shedding some light on dopeness. This next piece of dopeness was brought to us via the homie Smurf and features the great Muhammad Ali dropping some funny but unsettling truths about inequality in America. The interview was one of 4 (1971, 1974, 1975 and 1981) interviews by Michael Parkinson’s, who named Ali as one of the remarkable people on earth. I’m including the a clip from the Ali interview and a few more highlights from other interviews. Regardless of your stand on race and inequality issues, still present in today’s society, there is no doubt that Ali was in fact, the greatest of all time. As a society and culture, there is still a lot of work to be done if we hope to break down these barriers of hatred, oppression and inequality… so if you haven’t lost all hope in humanity, share and enjoy!


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Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier in Fight of the Century, Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York, 1971