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Eyewitness - Muhammad Ali in New Zealand

Television (Excerpts) – 1979

I just like to show off when I know I got the cameras in front of me.
– Muhammad Ali
Ali loves everyone who loves him, it's impossible not to like him: his sense of humour and sharp intellect are irresistible...
– Reporter Karen Sims
Go to college and get some knowledge, stay there until you’re through. If thinking made penicillin out of mouldy bread, it can sure make something out of you!
– Muhammad Ali gives career advice to Kiwi students
His views on women are old-fashioned to say the least — he could be seen as the world champion male chauvinist.
– Reporter Karen Sims