Ketchum did not
back down. His jaw kept moving as he chewed the gum.
"I won some
money on you once," he said. "I bet $50 at 7 to I that you'd whip Sonny
Ali began to turn
away. "We'll give them a good show tonight," he said. "I couldn't
pick no better contender."
pal," Ketchum said. He cuffed Ali affectionately alongside the head and
turned to go.
"Man, you had
to get in one lick, didn't you," Ali called after him.
He turned back to
the room. "How much time?"
to warm up on the ropes," Ali said. "We're going out there and lay on
"we' when you say that," Bundini said. "You stick him fast, you
into the ring first?" Ali asked.