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Page four of the letter. <br />
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An incredibly rare letter written by boxing great Muhammad Ali demanding exemption from the Vietnam War draft has emerged for sale for £35,000.<br />
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Ali was the reigning heavyweight champion of the world when in 1966 was called up to serve in the US army as they waged war against Vietnam.<br />
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But the 24-year-old prize fighter, who had converted to Islam two years previously, repeatedly refused to enlist on the grounds that his religious beliefs forbade any killing.<br />
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The signed six-page letter has been described as the most significant document relating to Ali in existence by experts.