Neil Leifer for Sports Illustrated
By Ted Keith
June 07, 2016

In this episode of the SI Vault Podcast, Ted Keith and SI senior contributing writer Frank Deford remember the life and times of Muhammad Ali.

Deford, who came to Sports Illustrated just as Ali was rising to prominence, recalls the first time he met the champion on a train ride up to Albany, how public perception of his persona changed over the years, and how people within the boxing world reacted to his attitude and evolving spirituality.The pair also talk about how Sports Illustrated's coverage of Ali changed over the years. 

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