Muhammad Ali planned Mars fight in lost 1966 interview

Legendary boxer Muhammad Ali in the seventh round of a fight with Joe Frazier on Oct. 1. 1975. Ali...

Legendary boxer Muhammad Ali in the seventh round of a fight with Joe Frazier on Oct. 1. 1975. Ali won by TKO in the 14th round.

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A lost 1966 Muhammad Ali interview during which the boxing legend chatted about fighting on Mars has been unearthed as part of a new archive-searching venture.

Documentarian and journalist Michael Aisner was 17 when he was granted an audience with the champion for his Illinois high school radio station. The chat aired once and was then locked away by the interviewer.

When he heard of the new archive project, Aisner dug out the radio moment he had with Ali and now the interview has been posted online.

As well as talking about his start in boxing and his work-out regime, Ali told Aisner he dreamt of becoming the first boxer to fight a Martian on Mars.

He says, "We estimate our time in getting there will be about 10 years... I'll be 10 years older but I'll still be in good shape. I expect the fight to go about 12 seconds. I'm fighting the green giant up there.

"After knocking him out, I hope to be back on earth in about 1986."

 


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