Muhammad Ali biographer Jonathan Eig: “As much as he wanted to be admired and seen as this important rebel, he really just wanted to be loved”

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Journalist and author Jonathan Eig joins Justin to discuss his remarkable biography of Muhammad Ali, “Ali: A Life.” Jonathan talks about the book being the only definitive biography of Muhammed Ali, if there was any temptation to make this project an authorized biography, how the book often debunks popular Muhammed Ali stories, the chance encounter that led Ali to becoming a boxer, what boxing was like in the late 1950’s, how Ali got his nickname, “The Louisville Lip,” how Ali’s...

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