Spike has set a September 9 premiere for Roots of Fight Presents: Ali: Birth of The Greatest, an original hourlong documentary centering on the first bout in the epic trilogy of fights between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier.
The docu, narrated by Ice T, will air Friday, September 9 at 11:15 PM, immediately following Spike’s live coverage of the anticipated rematch between middleweights Danny Jacobs vs. Sergio Mora.
The documentary looks back at the historic Ali-Frazier fight on March 8, 1971 at New York City’s Madison Square Garden, featuring interviews with luminaries from the world of boxing and entertainment. Those featured in the docu include Sugar Ray Leonard, Mike Tyson, LL Cool J, Walt Frazier, Rosie Perez, Ed O’Neill, Arthur Mercante Jr, Thomas Hauser, Brett Ratner, George Kalinsky, Steve Farhood, Bob Lipsyte, Mike Greenberg, George Lois, Neal Marshall, and Dr. Todd Boyd.
Roots Of Fights Presents: Ali: Birth of The Greatest is produced by Matador Entertainment in conjunction with Roots of Fight and Spike TV. Jay Peterson, Todd Lubin, Jesse Katz, Mike Greenberg, Dave Larzelere, Kevin Kay, Jon Slusser, and Jaimee Kosanke executive produce.