Celeb Pals: Muhammed Ali

 

Boxer Cassius Clay, who later took the name Muhammad Ali, won his first professional prizefight, a six-round decision over Tunney Hunsaker, who was the police chief of Fayetteville, West Virginia.

February 18, 1964

While vacationing in Miami during their first trip to the U.S., the Beatles were involved in a photo session with heavyweight boxer Cassius Clay (who later changed his name to Muhammed Ali). Clay said, “You guys got to be making a lot of money. You ain’t as dumb as you look.” John Lennon replied, “No, but you are.”

That night at a local drive-in movie theater the group saw the new Elvis Presley film “Fun In Acapulco.”

Daily Elvis: February 18

March 7, 1964

Capitol Records was swamped with requests for heavyweight boxing champion Cassius Clay’s album “I Am the Greatest after Clay defeated Sonny Liston on February 25th.

Daily Elvis: March 7

1967

April 17

The U.S. Supreme Court denied Muhammad Ali’s request to be exempt from Army induction as a conscientious objector. Appearing in Houston 11 days later for his scheduled induction into the U.S. Armed Forces, he refused three times to step forward when his name was called. As a result, he was arrested and on the same day the New York State Athletic Commission suspended his boxing license and stripped him of his title as Heavyweight Boxing Champion. He was not able to obtain a license to box in any state for more than three years.

April 28,

Muhammad Ali refused induction into the U.S. Army and, as a result, was arrested and stripped of his boxing title. He sited religious grounds for his refusal.  In June 1967, Ali was found guilty by a jury that deliberated just 21 minutes. After an Appeals Court upheld the conviction, the case went to the U.S. Supreme Court where, in June 1971, his conviction for refusing induction was overturned by unanimous decision.

On June 20, 1967, Ali was found guilty by a jury that deliberated just 21 minutes. After an Appeals Court upheld the conviction, the case went to the U.S. Supreme Court where, on June 28, 1971, his conviction for refusing induction was overturned by unanimous decision.

Daily Elvis: February 14

Elvis Presley and Muhammad Ali | February 14, 1973

Ali presented his boxing gloves to Elvis with the inscription “You’re the greatest” on the left glove and “To Elvis, my main man, form Muhammad Ali” on the right.

Ali’s fond recollection of Elvis was that, “I felt sorry for him because he didn’t enjoy life the way he should. He stayed indoors all the time. I told him he should go out and see people.”

March 31, 1973

Ali wears the Elvis given “People’s Choice” robe and loses the match, and retiring the robe.

Muhammad Ali wearing the robe given by Elvis. March 31, 1974

Elvis, Sammy & Ali

 

Elvis Presley: Racism vs Sexism – a sexuality social cocktail

Ali at Elvis’ Graceland Grave site, with Col Tom Parker and Vernon Presley

June 3, 2016

Muhammad Ali died.

Daily Elvis: June 3

Elvis fansites:

Remembering Elvis Presley and Muhammad Ali | Elvis Articles

Elvis Presley and Muhammad Ali (1973) – Arts-Stew

Muhammad Ali and Elvis | ElvisBlog

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