Charles Trainor

Beatles and Clay

1964

The Beatles pose with “The Greatest,” Cassius Clay, at the FIfth Street Gym on Miami Beach.

The Beatles were taken to the training camp of boxer Cassius Clay- later known as Muhammad Ali- who was preparing for his February fight against heavyweight champion Sonny Linston, the current heavyweight champion. Linston was heavily favored to win the fight; even the Beatles thought Clay would lose the fight. Clay and the Beatles joked around in the ring and had members of the press laughing. Clay picked Ringo up and held him under his arm for the media. He also made up a poem. “When Liston reads about the Beatles visiting me, he’ll be so mad I’ll knock him out in three.” (“Three” meaning the third round of the fight)

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