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Muhammad Ali is stripped of his boxing crown...



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April 29, 1967

FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Massachusetts, April 28 & 29, 1967 

* Cassius Clay changes name to Muhammad Ali
* Stripped of the Heavyweight boxing title belt
* For avoiding Vietnam War military draft


The April 28th issue has a three column heading: "Clay In Showdown" with photo. (see) the April 29th issue has a two column heading: "Lawyers Ready Fresh Tactics"  This was a seminal event in the career of Cassius Clay, having recently converted to Islam and changing his name to Muhammad Ali and refusing to respond to the draft for the Vietnam War.
Each issue is complete with 20 & 14 pages, minor margin wear, generally nice.

Category: The 20th Century