Prizefighting: All of the People All of the Time

"You know," sighed Cassius Marcellus Clay, alias Muhammad Ali, daintily sipping a cuppa in London last week, "you can fool all of the people all of the time. Sonny Listen—he was supposed to be too mean for me. Floyd Patterson was too determined. George Chuvalo, why, Ali won't be able to stand up to his punches, they said. Now, it's Henry Cooper's left hook is gonna make history. Yes sir."

That thoughtful bit of sarcasm was the nastiest Cassius got all week. In fact, he was so much on his good behavior that...

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