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Old 07-04-2009, 09:08 AM
 
Location: South FL
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By Terence Dooley

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali is set to visit the UK one last time in order to say goodbye to the land that recognized him as champion when the rest of the world had turned its back on him. Ali was stripped in 1967 for failing to sign up for the Vietnam War effort; the UK continued to recognize him as champion until 1970. Ali is going to repay this recognition by appearing at fund-raising dinners in Stoke, Manchester, and London.

Ali, now 67, was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1984; his physician has told him that he will soon be unfit for travel; consequently, his wife Lonnie decided to bring him over to the UK for a farewell tour.

Muhammad Ali is Set For a Final Farewell in The UK - Boxing News
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Old 07-05-2009, 03:04 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Wow, unfit to travel. It appears as though Muhammad Ali is entering a new phase of his disease. Not surprising, but just so devastating to see such a great athlete and man go down like that. Kudos to the UK for taking the high road during those times.

Thanks for the post.
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Old 07-07-2009, 08:10 AM
 
Location: South FL
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No problem.

The boxing world will truly miss this man after he passes away .
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