ALI REFUSES TO APOLOGIZE - HD Muhammad Ali refuses to apologize to the Illinois Athletic Commission for remarks that he made earlier that have been called unpatriotic. At stake is whether the board will allow a scheduled championship bout against Ernie Terrell to proceed.
Date: February 25, 1966 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:01:08:00, With Audio
ILLINOIS CANCELS ALI-TERRELL FIGHT - HD Irked by allegedly unpatriotic remarks by Muhammad Ali after he was classified 1A by his draft board, the Illinois Athletic Commission announces its decision not to license a scheduled championship bout between Ali and Ernie Terrell.
Date: February 25, 1966 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:21:00, With Audio
FIGHT CANCELLATION IRKS TERRELL - HD After the sudden cancellation of a scheduled championship bout between Muhammad Ali and Ernie Terrell by the Illinois Athletic Commission, Terrell tells a reporter that he's out 10,000 in lost expenses. One of the fight's promoters complains about the arbitrariness of the ruling.
Date: February 25, 1966 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:01:07:00, With Audio
ILLINOIS COMMISSION WON'T ALLOW FIGHT - HD The Illinois Athletic Commission affirms its decision not to allow a scheduled championed fight between Muhammad Ali and Ernie Terrell. The lone dissenting commissioner expresses his displeasure after the meeting ends.
Date: March 2, 1966 - BLACK/WHITE Source: HD Length: 00:00:49:00, With Audio
ALI PROCLAIMS HIS GREATNESS - HD Before fighting George Chuvalo, Muhammad Ali gives a boastful interview while lying in bed, reading the Nation of Islam newspaper that proclaims "The Truth" in large type. Ali says that when a fighter of his greatness comes along there aren't any contenders at his level. He suggests that the only way to beat him is to make him fight three opponents on the same night.
CHAVULO ASSESSES LOSS TO ALI - HD After going 15 rounds with Muhammad Ali, heavyweight fighter George Chuvalo reflects on his loss. The Canadian regrets he didn't have more time to prepare for the bout.
Date: March 29, 1966 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:35:00, With Audio
CHUVALO SAYS HE WILL BEAT ALI - HD Before his fight with Muhammad Ali, challenger George Chuvalo, the quintessential tough guy, tells an interviewer he'll beat Ali. In the ring, Chuvalo takes on a sparring partner during training.
ALI ATTENDS NATION OF ISLAM CONVENTION - HD Muhammad Ali claps enthusiastically in response to an off-camera speaker at a Nation of Islam meeting. Ali wears a hat with the initials "FOI" signifying his membership in Fruit of Islam, a paramilitary group with the Nation of Islam.
ALI SAYS CHAVULO FIGHT WAS TOUGH - HD Muhummad Ali tells reporters that opponent George Chavulo "took everything" in their recent fight. He says that he had told them before the fight Chavulo would be tougher that Floyd Paterson, Sonny Liston and Ernie Terrell.
Date: April, 1966 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:35:00, With Audio
ALI VOICES RESPECT FOR CHUVALO - HD In an interview, Muhammad Ali voices misgivings about his ability to go 15 rounds and praises the abilities of George Chuvalo, his upcoming opponent. At his training camp, Ali mauls a punching bag.
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