• Short Summary

    THE FORMER WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT BOXING CHAMPION MOHAMMED ALI (FORMERLY CASSIUS CLAY) SPOKE TODAY (THURSDAY) ABOUT HIS FUTURE.

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    MV & GV MOHAMMED ALI
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    MV & GV MOHAMMED ALI (SOF)
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    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 2: ALI: "WELL ITS ALL UP TO ALMIGHTY GOD, ALLAH, - I AM A RELIGIOUS PERSON, A BELIEVER IN THE RELIGION OF ISLAM AND I AM A MUSLIM AND I AM FOLLOWING THE RESTRICTIONS OF THE HOLY BIBLE KORAN ABOUT THE SENSE OF A BOOK WHICH WAS WRITTEN WAY BEFORE I WAS BORN SO I LEAVE IT ALL IN THE HANDS OF ALLAH AND WHATEVER THE JUDGES SAY; IF ITS GO TO PRISON THEN THIS PERSON WILL HAVE TO GO BECAUSE I WILL NEVER DENY MY RELIGIOUS BELIEFS FOR MONEY, WEALTH, FAME OR EVEN DEATH SO THIS IS THE (INDISTINCT) MOMENT IN MY LIFE AND IF IT MEANS NEVER FIGHTING AGAIN I WILL NEVER DENY ALLAH AND THE RELIGION OF ISLAM JUST FOR BEING A WEALTHY BOXER IN AMERICA BECAUSE MY SALVATION AND MY DUTIES TO THE SUPREME BEING COMES BEFORE BOXING OR EVEN DEATH."



    HE CONTINUED: "AND I WOULD LIKE TO SAY TO ALL THE YOUNG BOYS OVER THERE (BRITAIN) IN YOUR COUNTRY ABOUT 16 YEARS OLD THAT IF I HAVE TO GO TO PRISON FOR FOUR OR FIVE YEARS - WHEN I COME OUT I AM STILL GOING TO BE THE CHAMP."




    Initials JP/B-SAT-TELE/COT/PC


    EDITORS NOTE: THIS FILM IS FOR SCHEDULED NEWS PROGRAMMES ONLY.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE FORMER WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT BOXING CHAMPION MOHAMMED ALI (FORMERLY CASSIUS CLAY) SPOKE TODAY (THURSDAY) ABOUT HIS FUTURE. HE TALKED ABOUT HIS PROSPECTS OF WINNING HIS COURT APPEAL AGAINST A FIVE YEAR MILITARY DRAFT - DODGING CONVICTION AND OF REGAINING HIS WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CROWN.

    MOHAMMED ALI WAS ASKED FIRST IF HE THOUGHT HE WOULD WIN HIS APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9UFK40QOOP3KPP6NMYRTC7E0Y
    Media URN:
    VLVA9UFK40QOOP3KPP6NMYRTC7E0Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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