The Muhammad Ali VS Ernie Terrell fight in 1967 is now known as the ''What's my name?'' fight. About a week after the fight took place ABC's Wide World of Sports saw Howard Cosell and Muhammad Ali watching a tape of the fight and discussing it. They watched selected rounds from the fight only, not the full bout. This review saw one of many funny exchanges between the legendary heavyweight champion and the accomplished sports journalist.
Howard Cosell and Muhammad Ali's verbal exchanges were frequently amusing as Ali found an often sympathetic but not at all submissive man in the media.
During the ABC presentation with Cosell and Ali sitting in chairs next to each other, and watching the fight together, after Ali gives an answer Cosell finds well put:
Cosell: You are NOT a stupid boy. Let's look at rounds-
Ali speaking over him: Thank you Howard, you're not as dumb as you look
Cosell: . . . Let's look at rounds 14 and 15 . . .They should be coming up in just a second . . .
This was followed by Ali and Cosell chuckling at themselves.