Interview with Muhammad Ali
QUESTION 3
SAM POLLARD:

That's great. When you joined the Nation did you think it would hurt your, your career as a boxer? Were you concerned about hurting your career as a boxer?

MUHAMMAD ALI:

Well, I figured they would pressure me if I revealed it so I kept it quiet for about three years. I sneaked into meetings, sneak in the back door, look around for the police officer, pass me in, before going in. But after beating Sonny Liston, after getting more regulation and my power finally is straight, I said, I don't know, I told them that night I fought Liston and revealed it after that fight.