[31][225][226] Ali still remained active during this time, later participating as a guest referee at WrestleMania I. She died very early at just the early age of 59 and her both ex-husbands Muhammad Ali and Reynaldo Glover has also already died. [65] Though unconfirmed, boxing historian Bert Sugar said that two of Liston's opponents also complained about their eyes "burning". He defeated boxers including Tony Esperti, Jim Robinson, Donnie Fleeman, Alonzo Johnson, George Logan, Willi Besmanoff, LaMar Clark, Doug Jones and Henry Cooper. [5][6], On April 28, 1967, Ali appeared in Houston for his scheduled induction into the U.S. Armed Forces, but he refused three times to step forward when his name was called. It was a bout that would inspire Sylvester Stallone to create the acclaimed film, Rocky.[93]. Thomas Hauser's biography of Ali stated that Ali was refused service at the diner but that he lost his medal a year after he won it. As a result, Muhammad Ali’s first wife, Sonji Roi, separated with Muhammad after two years of marriage in 1966. In spite of his abolitionist fervor, Clay owned more slaves in 1865, when the 13th Amendment to the Constitution finally forbade its practice, than he had inherited from his father 37 years earlier. On June 5, 2007, he received an honorary doctorate of humanities at Princeton University's 260th graduation ceremony. 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Ali stumbled to the corner, where his associate Butch Lewis convinced him to walk away. Some of his wives and children have fared better than others, like fourth wife Yolanda Williams and daughter Laila Ali. Clay had met Dundee in February 1957 during Clay's amateur career. After the fight he cited Frazier as "the greatest fighter of all times next to me. [58], In each of these fights, Clay vocally belittled his opponents and vaunted his abilities. [267], Ali was hospitalized in Scottsdale, Arizona, on June 2, 2016, with a respiratory illness. "[207] According to this effect, when people are asked to rate their intelligence and moral behavior in comparison to others, people will rate themselves as more moral, but not more intelligent than others. Ali was unable to explain why the African countries should join the US boycott when it had failed to support the African boycott of the 1976 Olympics (in protest at Apartheid in South Africa), and was unaware that the Soviet Union was sponsoring popular revolutionary movements in Africa. Maria Sharapova also features, playing tennis against herself. [92] Outside of fights, he made many other television appearances. Reflecting on the fight, George Foreman later said: "I thought Ali was just one more knockout victim until, about the seventh round, I hit him hard to the jaw and he held me and whispered in my ear: 'That all you got, George?'