Muhammad Ali by Ferdie Pacheco
A View from the Corner

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A candid memoir of life with Muhammad Ali by a man who had been his personal physician describes Ali's entire career, his membership in the Black Muslims, his controversial suspension and reemergence, and his fall from the top.
 

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Ferdie Pacheco was born in Tampa, Florida, in 1927 and began training for a career in medicine at the age of fourteen. During course of his medical career, he worked as a doctor and cornerman for twelve boxing world champions, including seventeen years with Muhammad Ali. He also served as boxing commentator on NBC, Showtime, and Univision, during which time Pacheco took home two Emmy Awards. After twenty-five years on-air, Pacheco retired from broadcasting. He continues to write, paint, and consult.
 
Published June 1, 1992 by Birch Lane Pr. 217 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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In addition, the author recalls in some detail how the Black Muslims recruited a willing Clay, who, Pacheco concludes, ``intuitively picked the [religion]...that best fitted his needs.'' Pacheco also delivers jarring accounts of Ali's bruising matches with Foreman, Frazier, Liston, Norton, and ot...

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No other sports figure captured my imagination or interest the way Muhammad Ali did when I was a little kid in the late sixties and seventies.

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