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Chapter 53: Dave Hannigan on Muhammad Ali

Chapter 53: Dave Hannigan on Muhammad Ali

On June 3rd 2016 we said goodbye to arguably the greatest sports star ever, Muhammad Ali. A three time World Heavyweight Champion and Olympic Gold Medal winner, Muhammad Ali started life as Cassius Clay. Growing up in Louiseville, Kentucky, Clay had his bike stolen at the age of 12 and vowed to “whup that theif”. The police officer who had the stolen bike reported to him told Clay he better learn how to “whup” somebody and take up boxing. The rest is history. 

Dave Hannigan is an Irish writer, journalist and professor based in New York. He has a weekly column that appears in Thursday’s Irish Times and his upcom [...]