One thing baffles me about Muhammad Ali...
...I've got a lot of respect for Ali, but it puzzles me why when the England cricket team were rightly castigated for breaking the embargo on apartheid South Africa, he had no comeback for collaborating with dictators (and this applies as much to Frazier and Foreman as it does to Ali) like Mobutu and Marcos by fighting in their countries at that time.
Those fights were basically propaganda for some absolutely odious regimes with the money flowing straight to the boxers in question.
Am I wrong? Was there any significant criticism for the Rumble in the Jungle and Thriller in Manila for these reasons, at the time?
If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood
Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs