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By Russell Routledge

In 1977, Muhammad Ali was once the area heavyweight champion and on the height of his major. Johnny Walker was once a painter and decorator dwelling in South Tyneside, an international a ways faraway from the 'king of boxing'. notwithstanding, Johnny possessed a long-held dream, which was once labelled as very unlikely on the time. He desired to persuade the then maximum paid and most renowned sportsman of his time to come back to Tyneside. Johnny had no significant money, just a dream; Ali had earned $6 million for his final paid forty-five mins of labor opposed to Ken Norton. yet Johnny was hoping his function used to be sufficient to persuade his hero to go back and forth to someplace he had by no means heard of prior to at the different aspect of the globe for no own cost. So, someday in 1977, Johnny Walker set aside his day-by-day operating instruments and travelled to the United States to work out if he may music down the champion boxer and switch his dream into fact. He left the united kingdom as a stranger, with no invitation and armed simply with a number of American funds and a dream. He lower back with a legend.

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