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About Floyd Patterson & Ernie Terrel

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Submitted by Scott (United States), Dec 1, 2005 at 12:55

You wrote:

"Ali also verbally and physically abused Floyd Patterson and Ernie Terrell, two men who did not deserve it."

As a fan of boxing and boxing history, I must take issue with that statement. Ali berated these two fighters because they publicy scoffed at his conversion to Islam and refused to call him Muhammad. As for "physical abuse," that's simply the job of any pugilist.
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