Mark Kram, "He Moves Like Silk, Hits Like a Ton," Sports Illustrated, October 26, 1970.

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Title

Mark Kram, "He Moves Like Silk, Hits Like a Ton," Sports Illustrated, October 26, 1970.

Subject

Muhammad Ali's return to the ring

Description

After getting his boxing license revoked, Ali is ready to take back the title that is rightfully his. During a conversation with James Earl Jones, Ali is reported to have said, “They can’t say I mess with white women, or drink whiskey or go to them nightclubs. See, there’s nothing dirty they can lay on me. I’m the clean All-American image.” This is a response to his license being revoked as a result of his refusal to serve in the armed forces. Ali refused to believe that something as trivial as avoiding the draft could strip him of his identity. He was adored and worshipped by boxing fans because of his swift movements, strong fists and refusal to fail.

Creator

Toni Cuevas

Source

Sports Illustrated

Publisher

Time, Inc.

Date

October 26, 1970

Contributor

Mark Kram

Citation

Toni Cuevas, “Mark Kram, "He Moves Like Silk, Hits Like a Ton," Sports Illustrated, October 26, 1970.,” Magazines, accessed April 23, 2024, https://omeka.middlebury.edu/magazines/items/show/93.

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