Originally Posted by Stevie G
I'm pleased to say that I met the great man once. Not in his prime,but when he was fifty. It was in Croydon,South London when he was on a book signing tour. I'll never forget it.
I met him on the same tour when he came to Nottingham - it was April fools day an I thought my school mates were winding me up about him being in Nottingham when I confirmed it I rang my dad and he told me to skip school at dinner and head straight to Nottingham and my dad met me there - had a little play fight with Ali he was great - he was my dads hero and my dad actually wept when he hugged him - I lost my dad to a Parkinson's related illness a couple of years back - always wondered whether dad knew at that time that he had it and didn't tell us? One of my favourite boxing memories and one of my favourite dad memories too - he didn't give a damn he just said forget school for today just hop on a bus to notts and I'll see you there!! Haha my dad NEVER let me bunk off school EVER