Saturday, June 4, 2016

Ali Is Dead At 74
Click on  the link above to read what I wrote about Ali and Frazier after Joe Frazier died in 2011.
They came to The Shoreham Hotel when I worked there in 1976.
The World Boxing Association held a big event then with every living heavy weight champion except George Foreman. Joe Louis was there. Jack Dempsey was there. And all the rest. Howard Cosell was the M.C. Over 1000 people came to see these champions. It was a big deal.
The next day I got Ali's autograph. You can see it by clicking on the link above.

Click on the pictures below to enlarge them.

The above picture is from the event. It was taken by Milton Williams on August 27, 1976 in the Regency Ballroom of The Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.

 Below are two pictures from the event. They are in the Regency ballroom and are of Ken Norton.
I am looking on in both pictures.
And the picture below is of Ali and Frazier lined up with the others waiting to go in the Regency ballroom in 1976.