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Who was the first sports announcer to address Muhammad Ali by his Muslim name?

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posted Feb 13, 2017 by Sherlyn Mishra

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Howard Cosell
It was Howard Cosell, after being corrected by Ali after the second liston fight, He called Him "Cassius", and Ali told him that was his "Slave-Name" and he is now Mohammed Ali, and not to call him Cassius slay anymore. Howard Cosell appologized right on T.V. and said your right Mohammed, you have every right to be called whatever you want to and I appologize. Take Care and God Bless to You and Yours. 1st. Sgt., 7th Special Forces, (Ret.)

answer Mar 4, 2017 by Prachi