50 Years Later, Remembering Muhammad Ali’s Historic Return To Boxing In Atlanta

Ali famously returned to the ring in October 1970 after more than three years of being banned from the sport due to his refusal to join the military. On today’s Closer Look with Rose track and field Olympic gold medalist Edwin Moses and Ron Brashear, a boxing historian and author, take listeners back to that night.

Plus, a new podcast tells the story a “Million Dollar Heist” from that same night. Maurice Hobson, Associate Professor of African American Studies and Historian at Georgia State University, and Jeff Keating, host of the podcast, Fight Night, tell us more about what happened the night of October 26, 1970.