Exclusive Video | Reelz’s ‘Muhammad Ali: The Greatest’

Earlier this year, the sports world lost a boxing legend when Muhammad Ali passed away at the age of 74. Born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr., Ali constantly proved that he was a world class boxer and he went on to become an unexpected counterculture icon when he rejected his draft notice and renamed himself Muhammad Ali.

Aside from Ali’s obvious skills in the ring, he was also a fantastic interview subject whose trash talking skills were second-to-none. But Ali wasn’t always such a tiger on the mic. In this exclusive clip from Reelz’s upcoming special, Muhammad Ali: The Greatest; the origins of Ali’s vocal outbursts are explored as he followed the example set by another boxer and realized that he could be more than just another humble fighter.

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Here’s the official description of the special:

“He’s the greatest fighter of all time. A sports icon who is loved throughout the world. A man driven by his ambition to be the best. Muhammad Ali is a name that to this day puts fear in the strongest of men. In this one-hour documentary special hear from the people who knew him best from experts in the world of boxing to personal friends and even rivals. Relive the legendary fights and explore the life of boxing’s greatest – Ali.”

Muhammad Ali: The Greatest will debut on REELZ on Wednesday, December 21 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT.

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