Muhammad Ali Full Interview with Parkinson on UKTV 1971

Michael Parkinson¬† quizzed many famous people during his years as a chat show champion. But he had no doubt who stood out the most – boxer Muhammad Ali. Parky recalled: “When people ask me who I most enjoyed interviewing, I’m unable to give them an answer.” If they ask me who was the most remarkable man I ever met, I answer without hesitation: Ali. I interviewed him four times. I lost on every occasion.” In one memorable sparring match, Ali railed: “You do not have enough wisdom to corner me on television. You are too small-minded. In another exchange when Parkinson huffed: “I’m not going to argue with you “, Ali replied: “You’re not as dumb as you look.”

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