Oprah: How do you feel about your daughter's decision to box?
Muhammad: I hope she doesn't get hurt.
Oprah: I've heard you don't like the idea of her boxing. True?
Muhammad: That's how I felt at first. But she's fierce, and I've decided to join her in her decision. I want to help her.
Oprah: Did you just not believe in women fighting?
Muhammad: Women are not physically constructed to take a blow to their breasts.
Oprah: I don't think people are constructed for that. But after you decided to get behind Laila, I saw you in a milk ad together. And now I hear she's fighting Joe Frazier's daughter.
Muhammad: I won't go to see it. Laila is only 22. She should be able to beat her, and I'm going to help her. Joe Frazier is going to help his daughter, too.
Oprah: I once heard you say to a reporter that you're only cocky before and after a fight. Is it your nature to be cocky?
Muhammad: No—that was just to promote the fight.
Oprah: Do you live your life based on doing deeds you think will get you—
Muhammad: In heaven. That's all I think about.
Oprah: Are you trying to make up for bad deeds in the past?
Muhammad: I may have told a lie or two, but I've never done any major sins.
Oprah: I read you were doing good deeds to atone for your infidelity years ago.
Muhammad: I didn't mess around that much!
Oprah: And not with white women.
Muhammad: Not with black women, white women, any women.
Oprah: I was talking to your wife, Lonnie, earlier about the purpose that your life has served. What are you here to do?
Muhammad: My main purpose is to pray five times a day. And that's not easy.
Oprah: I read that you were at home only 90 days last year.
Muhammad: I say my prayers while I'm up there on the airplane.
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