Prizefighting: Cassius X

One thing about Cassius Clay. He is a man of his word. "I'm gonna shake up this town," said the world's heavy weight champion last week — and he did.

The town was New York. Announcing that he had dropped his middle name, Marcellus, in favor of the Black Muslim "X," Clay checked into Harlem's Hotel Theresa, once the Manhattan headquarters of Fidel Castro. He cut a rock-'n'-roll disk for Columbia, passed out free Florida oranges in Times Square, sounded off to reporters on everything from urban renewal ("If I lived in Harlem,...

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