Prizefighting: Hate & Love

"I'm gonna whup him. I'm gonna give him a humiliation. I'll keep hittin' him, and I'll keep talkin'." So said Cassius Clay before meeting Ernie Terrell for the heavyweight championship. Why so angry? Well, Cassius calls himself Muhammad Ali these days because he's a Black Muslim, and Terrell did not appreciate the significance of that fact since he kept calling Cassius, Clay.

In Houston last week, Cassius finally became champion of all the world by beating Terrell, the World Boxing Association's champion, in a methodical 15-round fight that shocked quite a few sportswriters....

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