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Ali and Cosell, Irresistible Enigmas

The relationship between champion boxer Muhammad Ali and TV sports personality Howard Cosell made for some of the best theater in American sports.

Whether the pair were discussing an upcoming title fight or the state of modern society, their conversations always sizzled.

Their rare friendship prompted sportswriter David Kindred to write Sound and Fury: Two Powerful Lives, One Fateful Friendship.

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