In Their Own Words - Muhammad Ali
He changed boxing almost as much as he changed the world.
Follow Muhammad Ali's rise from Columbia Gym in Louisville, Kentucky to international fame, as he transcended his great athletic achievements to become one of the most influential Americans of his time. His once-polarizing figure ultimately became a beloved and honored national hero.
Witness key events unfold in Ali's life, including his stunning conversion to Islam and his change of name, his dramatic stand against the Vietnam-era draft, his three-year exile from the ring, his legendary comeback fights, his courageous battle with Parkinson's disease, and his inspirational reemergence on the world stage at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Hear from Ali's daughters Laila and Maryum Ali, former wife Khalilah Camacho Ali, NFL great Jim Brown, boxing champion Sugar Ray Leonard, rappers and actors LL Cool J and Common, boxing promoter Bob Arum, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member Lloyd Price, and biographer Thomas Hauser.
Producer: Julee Metz, Jenson Moon
Executive Producer: Chuck Dalaklis, Paul Barrosse
Production Company: DALAKLIS MEDIA ENTERPRISES INC
Production Year: 2015
Copyright Year: 2015
Director: John Sutherland, Andrew Hayes
Narrator: Brian Unger
Subtitle Language: English
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen