A Muhammed Ali story

Discussion in 'Dog Brothers Martial Arts' started by Crafty Dog, Jun 4, 2016.

  1. Crafty Dog

    Crafty Dog Active Member

    Back in the mid 80s I was training in a boxing gym on Long Beach Blvd in Long Beach. One day the coach told us all to be sure to be there at 11:00 sharp the next day and well warmed up.

    And so we were. And in shuffled Muhammed Ali!!! Turns out he was a silent partner in the gym, helping keep it afloat. Then he turned to us and it was as if someone had thrown a light switch and all the lights were on -- he was fully present! He moved with each of us for about 20 seconds. To be in front of Muhammed Ali!!! He mugged a bit at me and threw out what for him was a lazy jab but even in his diminished state for me the speed was uncanny and the reach beyond description.

    Then he moved on to the next.

    A moment I remember!!!

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