Muhammad Ali visits the troops in South Korea, 1976
Published: July 19, 2011
Chung Tae-won ©Stars and Stripes
South Korea, June, 1976: Heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali watches a martial arts demonstration during his visit with 2nd Infantry Division troops at Recreation Center 4, about 20 miles north of Seoul. At left is Brig, Gen. Thomas D. Ayers, assistant commander of the 2nd ID. Ali, who had recently earned $6 million for a boxing-wrestling match against Antonio Inoki in Tokyo, was greeted by thousands of Koreans who lined his motorcade route from the airport to Seoul.
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