Saturday, December 25, 2010

Manny Sobral meets the greatest Muhammad Ali

Manny meets the greatest  - story of MANNY SOBRAL meeting MUHAMMAD ALI

from the LANGLEY ADVANCE, the artickle touches on Sobral being thrilled to meet Ali at an October function relating to a movie Facing Ali.  It also touches on current amateur boxer ROBERT COUZENS
and 1988 Canadian Olmpic team.  the one name mentioned was LENNOX LEWIS.

ANOTHER STORY BACK IN TIME 1972 - by brian zelley

Back in 1972, a number of us got to meet MUHAMMAD ALI

Not only did I see him training at the old North West Eagles boxing gym in Vancouver but,
two of us Zelley and fellow co-founder of the Nanaimo Boxing Club DANNY WRIGHT visited Ali in his place at the Georgie Hotel.  Ali was training for his but with George Chuvalo.  Also, we  met Houston welterweight MANUEL (Manny) GONZALEZ who had previously  a non-title win over EMILE GRIFFITH.

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