Freddie Roach Reflects on Muhammad Ali

During his boxing days, Muhammad Ali worked out at Freddie Roach’s Wild Card Gym, where Mario trains. Freddie, who also suffers from Parkinson’s disease, opened up about the illness with Ali in the past. “A lot of the time, he wouldn't take his medication and he'd shake a lot more and I asked him about that when he was here and he told me it makes you sick and it's really not worth taking sometimes; they’ve come up with better medications now.”

Freddie also reflected on the one day Ali worked out in his ring for four hours, saying, “He flirted with all the girls, he joked around with the boys… he did magic tricks… It was a great day… I got to really know a different guy…” An avid Frazier fan,Freddie became an Ali fan that day.

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