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Ten of Muhammad Ali's former rivals pay tribute to the three-time world heavyweight champion.

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Cast

Credited cast:
George Chuvalo ... Himself
Henry Cooper ... Himself (as Sir Henry Cooper)
George Foreman ... Himself
Joe Frazier ... Himself
Larry Holmes Larry Holmes ... Himself
Ron Lyle Ron Lyle ... Himself
Ken Norton ... Himself
Earnie Shavers Earnie Shavers ... Himself
Leon Spinks ... Himself
Ernie Terrell Ernie Terrell ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Muhammad Ali ... Himself (archive footage)
Ringo Bonavena Ringo Bonavena ... Himself (archive footage) (as Bonavena)
Mike DeJohn Mike DeJohn ... Himself (archive footage)
Jimmy Ellis Jimmy Ellis ... Himself (archive footage) (as Ellis)
Joe Louis ... Himself - World Heavyweight Champion, 1937-49 (archive footage)
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The life and career of Muhammad Ali (1942- ) as seen chronologically in archival footage: Ali as a fighter, a personality, a political lightening rod, and a man. Boxers who fought him describe what led up to major fights and the matches themselves; they also offer personal revelations about their own lives: George Chuvalo's family losses, George Foreman's conversion, Ken Norton's gratitude, Ron Lyle's teaching, Earnie Shaver's encounter with the Klan, and Joe Frazier's good humor pack their own punch. The fighters talk about Ali's quickness, cunning, and recuperative powers - and how fighting him changed their lives. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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The time has come to set the record straight.


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16 December 2010 (Singapore) See more »

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Encarando Ali See more »

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$1,800,000 (estimated)
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Beetween them Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, George Foreman, Leon Spinks and Larry Holmes held the heavyweight title for over 20 years See more »

Quotes

Ron Lyle: I took some shots... I took some shots. Freddy Nunez, the referee, stopped it
[the fight]
Ron Lyle: . I couldn't believe it, you know? I'm ahead on all scorecards. "Come on, man! This is my moment!". Am I bitter? Forget about it. I never took it personal. If there don't be no Ali, you think you'd be sitting here talking to Ron Lyle? About what?
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Emotional Documentary
30 December 2009 | by edlcSee all my reviews

I have seen boxing documentaries before but was never touched emotionally by one till I rented and watched Facing Ali tonight . The documentary looks at Ali through the eyes of 10 men who fought him, some of whom beat him: George Chuvalo, Henry Cooper, George Foreman, Joe Frazier, Larry Holmes, Ron Lyle, Ken Norton, Earnie Shavers, Leon Spinks and Ernie Terrell.

The documentary besides giving some inside revelations on the fights of those 10 men with Ali also gives some insight into the boxing careers and lives of the 10 boxers who are commenting on Ali. Some of their personal stories are pretty sad.

The documentary also covers what I found surprising statements from George Chuvalo concerning "mob" influenced events that led to the Chuvalo/Ali fight. I was also surprised by one of the fighters who was viciously verbally taunted by Ali in the days leading up to their fight come very close in the documentary to breaking down crying over Ali's present day condition.

The 10 men express some frank views on Ali and their fights with him but with the passage of a lot of time and events between now and when they actually fought Ali, there is no question that the documentary makes clear that they all deeply respect him now no matter what they may have thought of him in the past.


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