Muhammad Ali at 70: Then and Now Interviews With David Frost (Video)


Here's a video that works in pieces of an interview from 1974 with Muhammad Ali and David Frost, and also gets Ali's thoughts much later in life on that same interview, which was pretty controversial to be sure.

The things Muhammad Ali was saying and doing in 1974 -- it's so hard for me to really gauge or really understand how truly controversial this was, because this had real impact. I'm not trying to make light of the bad or inappropriate things athletes or celebrities might say now, but Ali had true convictions and really believed what he was doing was right. Add in his overwhelmingly powerful personality and the massive chip on his shoulder, plus the fact that he was obviously a professional fighter, and Ali had a serious air of danger about him. He was really fearless.

Modern day Ali is sad to watch. I try not to "feel sorry for him," because he's said many times he doesn't feel sorry for himself, and doesn't want others to feel sorry for him, but it just feels like we were robbed of something more with Ali in his later years.


Muhammad Ali at 70
Career Tribute | Holmes Fight
Rumble in the Jungle | Dean Martin Roast

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Bad Left Hook

You must be a member of Bad Left Hook to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bad Left Hook. You should read them.

Join Bad Left Hook

You must be a member of Bad Left Hook to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bad Left Hook. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker