Growing Up With The Greatest
There have been many stories written about Muhammad Ali, but few from the standpoint of one who remembers him was he was not so popular and following him through his astonishing career, and having the chance to meet him, even engaging in a sparring session.
This is the story of Ali as told by someone who watched him rise from villian to "The Greatest" More
As Muhammad Ali celebrated his 70th birthday recently I began thinking of all the memories of the man who shocked the boxing world in 1964 and rose to become a legend, his battles both inside and outside the ring, and his eventual place in sports folklore.
Patrick Triplett is a longtime author and sports columnist who has published several books on boxing.