Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight
Muhammad Ali, or Cassius Clay, as he was named at birth, was the greatest fighter of his generation. He was also the most controversial. He became heavyweight champion of the world at a time when America was fighting its most controversial war—against the Vietcong—he also belonged to the most controversial religion—the Nation of Islam—and initially aligned himself with its controversial leader Elijah Mohammad. This combination led to one of the most contentious cases in modern history: The criminal prosecution against Muhammad Ali for his refusal to be drafted in the United States Army.