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Muhammad Ali: The Life of a Legend
Fiaz Rafiq

£16.99

Muhammad Ali is one of the most remarkable sports personalities and celebrities of our time. He is a legend who transcended boxing and rose above all sport. A man of mythic proportions, Ali rose to become a prominent feature of our cultural landscape.

Through exclusive accounts from family members, close friends, associates and adversaries, Fiaz Rafiq has compiled a compelling and intriguing insight into a sporting legend. This book is an oral biography of the greatest icon of world sport who continues to influence millions. Among those interviewed include, George Foreman, Larry Holmes, Chuck Wepner, Joe Bugner, Angelo Dundee, Don King, Jim Brown, Lou Gossett Jr., Dr. Harry Edwards, Butch Lewis, Sugar Ray Leonard, Evander Holyfield, some close family members and some of the top sports journalists who worked with Ali, and many more.

Paperback, 352pp, illus
Birlinn, 2020
ISBN 9781909715936

Biography

FIAZ RAFIQ is a professional sports and entertainment writer for more than half a dozen national newspapers. For fifteen years, he was a chief columnist for a bestselling combat sports magazine MAI, and also contributed to various men’s fitness magazines. Fiaz co-authored My Brother, Muhammad Ali: The Definitive Biography of the Greatest of All Time with Rahaman Ali.