The late Reg Gutteridge interviewed the great Muhammad Ali in July 1977 – when the ‘Greatest was visiting the North East of England on a charity tour. It was a hot UK summer and Ali’s visit coincided with the Queen’s Silver Jubilee and heightened the state of buzz and patriotism in the country, Ali stole the show!

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Ali and boxing corespondent Gutteridge had become firm friends over the years, ever since the Reg interviewed him in the corner during a world title defence. When Reg was ill in a London hospital during the 1980s, he said one day he woke up to find Ali in praying at his bedside.


Reg was the undisputed king of boxing commentary and in this fantastic interview gets the very best out of his friend and boxing phenomenon. Enjoy! – courtesy of

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