Re: Olympics

jo grant (
Wed, 14 Aug 1996 08:33:50 -0400

> Frazier pointed out
>that he had always been a great patriot while Ali had "bad-mouthed

Muhammad Ali had stood up to the U.S. Military and the government. He
refused to back down. everyone who had ever felt the bite of the U.S.
Government loved him for it--me included. It made him a figure of gigantic
proportions around the world. Every one knows Ali. The great majority
admire him.

Why did he accept?

I thought about it and finally decided that Ali had made his point, and
decided this was as good a time as any to make peace.

He could do this, at this point in history (his-story) because he has left
his mark around the world. He needs nothing from the government, they have
no hold on him, he's about as free as a person can get. It was time to make

jo grant

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