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Sports Film of the Week: Facing Ali

Ten opponents from Muhammad Ali’s career open up about fighting The Greatest.

Ali vs Foreman in the Rumble in the Jungle in 1974.
Ali vs Foreman in the Rumble in the Jungle in 1974.
Image: Associated Press

Title: Facing Ali

Director:Pete McCormack

Release Date: 2009

Plot: In a week where an exceptional trailer for a Muhammad Ali documentary was released, we thought we would bring you “Facing Ali”, a detailed look at the legendary boxer’s career, as told by the fighters who faced him.

Henry Cooper, George Foreman and Joe Frazier all contribute throughout but it is lesser known fighters like George Chuvalo who steal the film with harrowing tales of loss and heartbreak.

The film is ostensibly about Ali but really it is about ten of his opponents, and how each man became linked for life with the Louisville Lip after they had fought.

Here is the trailer for the film, and part one can be found here.

Source: VidereTrailer/YouTube

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