Originally Posted by Stevie G
What a wondeful memory to cherish
Sorry to hear about your Dad.
Thanks Stevie - yeah it's one of those days I can remember crystal clear - there were stacks of people in Nottingham - probably 7 or 8000 queuing for Dillons bookstore haha - I remember about 5 years after (by which time I had left school) I worked briefly with a local former amateur heavyweight boxer named Tony James (who was an absolutely bear!!) and he was saying to me "oh yeah I acted as an escort/minder for Ali during that tour" and I was like "yeah right sure you were!" And he said "have you got a book called 'Muhammad Ali - a 30 year journey' (a book of photos) and I said "yeah I've got that book and he said well look in that book for a photo of Ali in Birmingham on that tour wear he's flanked by two police officers and Ali's got one of their hats on his head (haha) an sure enough next two Ali was My work mate Tony!! Haha. Tony was a beast he once sparred with Frank Bruno aswell apparently - saw him not so long back playing crazy golf with his little son - it was funny the golf club looked like a matchstick compared to him haha