The day I tied the shoelaces of The Greatest

The Alltech founder has two personal memories of the real Muhammad Ali

12th June, 2016
Taoiseach Enda Kenny with boxing legend Muhammad Ali at the AIF Annual Dinner Gala at The Lincoln Center in New York in 2011 Pic: RollingNews.ie

I was working for Irish Distillers, the maker of Jameson, and we were designing the process for the Midleton Distillery when I first got the chance to see Muhammad Ali. He was coming to fight in Ireland and needed a sponsor so Jameson stepped up.

On a cold night in Croke Park in 1972, my brother Lorcan and I went to the fight. While our seats were quite far back, not all the seats had...

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