Obit here. What an exciting fight his victory over Floyd Patterson was. I actually remember that fight & the two tough ones that followed, fights that Patterson won. Looking back, I believe that the heavyweight division of boxing opened my eyes in terms of race. For some reason, Patterson, Liston, & the great "Greatest!" Ali became heroes to a white kid in far north Wisco. I have mentioned the green AM radio that opened up the world to me, or, at least, WLS & that other station where Dick Biondi was a DJ. More here.