“Sometimes, the hand of fate touches you—and if you’re lucky, you recognize that your life has changed. I was touched by fate, when, as a doctor in Overtown, Angelo Dundee asked me to look over his new young boxer who was training at the 5th Street Gym. And so Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) became part of my life.”
Readers, we are giving away a free signed copy of Tales from the 5th Street Gym: Ali, the Dundees, and Miami’s Golden Age of Boxing. The book is signed by author Ferdie Pacheco, the “Fight Doctor,” Muhammad Ali’s physician and cornerman.
The New York Times calls the book “a warm and vibrant conversation among old friends” and says, “By the last page, it is easy to understand why the wrecking ball that went through the gym in 1993 also went through the hearts of Ferdie Pacheco and his boxing brethren.” Though the original building is now gone, this book will transport you to one of boxing’s most hallowed grounds—the gym where the Muhammad Ali legend was born.
Deadline to enter is Monday, June 13, 2016.