Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali Refuses the Vietnam War Draft

Clip: Episode 2 | 6m 15s | Video has closed captioning.

Prior to his match against Foley, Ali received news he had been drafted to fight in Vietnam. When Ali arrived to be inducted in the United States Armed Forces, however, he refused, citing his religion forbade him from serving. The cost for his refusal would prove to be drastic: the stripping of his heavyweight title, a suspension from boxing, a $10,000 fine, and a five-year prison sentence.

Aired: 09/20/21

Rating: NR


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