Colbert: Muhammad Ali Was the Bernie Sanders of His Time

‘He became heavyweight champion of the world, upsetting Sonny Liston, the 7-to-1 favorite — 7-to-1 odds — he truly was the Bernie Sanders of his time’

COLBERT: "We had one bit of sad news over the break and that is the world lost a true icon, Muhammad Ali. He was one over the most influential people of the 20th century and one of the most dominant athletes in the history of sports. During the 1960 Olympics, at age 18, he won the gold medal for the U.S. Boxing team, and in 1964, he became heavyweight champion of the world, upsetting Sonny Liston, the 7-to-1 favorite. Wow. 7-to-1 odds. He truly was the Bernie Sanders of his time. Back then, African Americans were expected to be deferential in public, but here's young Cassius Clay right after that fight."

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