Interview with Floyd Patterson

When, when, when Ali, being just Cassius Clay beat Sonny Liston and then two days later announced that he was a Black Muslim, what did you, what did you think of that?


Well back then, I didn't know what to think because I knew very little about the Black Muslims. Back then when Cassius Clay had said, ah, when I found out that he was a Black Muslim, that he had just joined the Black Muslims, ah, I didn't know that much about them. But, ah, it was then that I started listening to Malcolm X on television and then I learned what they were representing.