ALI'S NEW FIGHT

Muhammad Ali is in the middle of a fight over the rights to his life story. The boxer’s former adviser and the son of his ex-lawyer say they share the rights with Ali, and they’re suing in federal court to stop a Columbia Pictures film about the heavyweight champ. The movie is set to star Will Smith. Jabir Herbert Muhammad and Jason M. Hirschfeld say Ali sold the rights to his story to Columbia without consulting them. They want $50 million in damages from Columbia’s parent, Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. Ali and Sony Pictures say they “categorically reject” the allegations. Ali himself is not being sued.

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