Fight­ing fit

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The leg­endary boxer Muham­mad Ali died in June, so it seems an apt time to re­mem­ber ‘The Great­est’. OneNight in­Mi­ami... at the Don­mar Ware­house (from 6 Oct; p. 43) ex­am­ines his early ca­reer. The play is a fic­tional ac­count of the night in 1964 when 22-year-old Ali – then known as Cas­sius Clay – won the world heavy­weight ti­tle in Mi­ami. He cel­e­brates his win in his ho­tel room with friends – foot­baller Jim Brown, singer Sam Cooke and ac­tivist Mal­colm X – as the Civil Rights move­ment stirs out­side.

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