USA Roots for Underdog Ali

In the ‘Fight of the Century’: Boxer Joe Frazier defeats Muhammad Ali at Madison Square Garden. Nixon wants Ali, the draft-dodger to lose. Everyone else wants him to win. Ali Narratively framed Frazier as the pro-war guy, the white establishment guy, the Uncle Tom sell out. The old. And himself as the opposite. When he lost, it was a tragedy for young black people. Nixon cheered.