Muhammed Ali Goes East

A documentary film made in 1978, which records Muhammad Ali’s tour of Bangladesh following his defeat in 1977 by Leon Spinks. Directed by Reginald Massey. Ali is taken to Sundarbans (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Sylhet Tea Gardens, Rangamati and Cox’s Bazaar.

In Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh, Ali is given a Bangladesh passport and made a citizen of the country by the then president of the country, Ziaur Rahman.

The climax of his tour was a pre-arranged boxing match at Dhaka Stadium, where he lost to a twelve year old Bangladeshi rival through an amazing knockout.


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