Muhammad Ali wants to arrange a fight at Oakland Coliseum

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KTVU news footage from 1967 featuring brief scenes from a press conference by Muhammad Ali  and then an interview with Ch.2's reporter, in which he discusses his idea of a possible heavyweight fight between him and Floyd Patterson (Ali was banned from boxing for three years on June 20th 1967, for refusing the Vietnam Draft). Ali says he's willing to fight any legitimate heavywieght contender and the proceeds would go towards feeding hungry people in southern US states. In response to being asked whether he's worried about possibly going to jail for 5 years, he explains: “The reason I’m not worried, as you said, is because I’m just living up to my religious beliefs and the will of Allah (my God). And I know I’m not wrong or guilty of nothing so I have nothing to worry about. Whatever happens, it’s just the will of God. So I have no reason to feel guilty or feel criminal or be hiding my face because as far as I’m concerned I’m right. I know I’m right.” Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.

16mm b&w positive magnetic sound film
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mp4 file
loval newsfilm
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Fox Television Stations, LLC/KTVU
KTVU 116-8

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