History | Nov 14 2018

Was this Muhammad Ali at his greatest?

Muhammad Ali was at his dazzling and savage best while thrashing Cleveland Williams on this day, writes Matt Christie
Muhammad Ali
Ali devoted himself to the art of boxing

THE elegance of Muhammad Ali was at its most savage inside Houston’s Astrodome on November 14, 1966.

Although Cleveland Williams – a gifted slugger in decline – was not the most accomplished victim, it is Ali’s destruction of him that many experts regard as Muhammad’s finest hour (or rather, his finest seven minutes).

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