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Ali leaves lasting legacy in Indonesia

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Mon, June 6 2016 | 09:32 am

PREMIUM In the history of boxing, Muhammad Ali’s fight against Dutch heavyweight Rudi Lubbers in Jakarta on Oct. 20, 1973 may have been an exercise in preparation for his rematch against Joe Frazier, but the event left a lasting legacy, one that is rich in cultural and political significance.

By staging his fight in a predominantly Muslim country, it was easy for Ali, who converted to Islam in 19...