Ali had had quite a career up to 1967, and then proved his position as a good and conscientious man by standing by his morals. Whether you believe the same as he did about the Vietnam war, what is undeniable is that he was a man of unshakable conviction. He’d rather be thrown in jail as a traitor to his country and lose his boxing license than involve himself in a fight he didn’t agree with. It leads one to ponder if his draft was hand-picked to get the best fighter of his age out of the ring during the prime of his life. Off to Vietnam or disallowed from boxing professionally, “The Greatest” boxer in American history was out of the way.