Boxing authorities in America today stripped Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) of his world heavyweight title and suspended his boxing license after he had refused to be inducted into the United States Army.
Clay had stood in line with 11 other men being called up in a room in the old Post Office building in Houston, Texas, and heard his Black Muslim name called by the officer administering the oath. Clay did not move. Another officer walked up to him and said: “Mr Ali, will you accompany me, please ?” Clay did not speak, but followed him out of the room to be given a warning of the consequences of his refusal.
He was taken back into the room and given a second chance to take the oath, but he again refused. He then signed a statement to that effect.
Soon after he left the center, to be mobbed by well-wishers, the New York Boxing Commission, the World Boxing Association, and the Texas Boxing Commission withdrew their recognition of him as champion just For Not Joining the US Military Invasion System ! IT costs a lot you Stand against Injustice.
We All Pray For This great Man R.I.P