Muhammad Ali: When He Was King

EXHIBIT-A: Undeniable physical perfection. A perfectly balanced physique. A perfect V-shaped torso. A veritable blueprint for the archetypical male human form with no over-sized biceps and no skinny calves.

My Personal Connection with Ali

Meeting Him

Poster of the Ali vs. Wepner match and scenes from that night.
LEFT: Angelo Dundee walks me over to meet Ali

Coming Full Circle From February 25, 1964

Eric’s portrait.

The Glory Days

Standing his ground and refusing the draft.

“I am not allowed to work in America and I’m not allowed to leave America. I’m just about broke.”

My Absolute Favorite Ali Fight: Foreman vs. Ali — The Rumble in the Jungle — From Kinshasa, Zaire on October 30, 1974, at 4:00 a.m.

“Muhammad Ali has done the impossible!” ~ Howard Cosell
Just WOW!



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Aundra Willis Carrasco

Aundra Willis Carrasco

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