On the Record: May 27, 1985

Muhammad Ali, 43, in China, on why some in the U.S. have been calling for a ban on boxing: Today "almost all the champions are black. When we had white champions, they never talked about stopping boxing."

Katharine Hepburn, 75, who advocates the right of the terminally ill to refuse life support: "If my own mother had been desperately ill and attached to a lot of humiliating machines, I think I would have shot her."

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