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Unlike Many Celebs, Ali Takes Time for Common Folk

by on Apr.17, 2015, under Boxing News

By Connecticut boxing judge Joe Cusano, as told to “Iceman” John Scully

Muhammad Ali with John "Ice" Scully, at right.

Muhammad Ali with John “Ice” Scully, at right.

Anyone who is around celebrities on a regular basis, wether it is as a fan, paparazzi or being in their inner circle in some capacity, will get to see how each one is in regards to how they treat their fans. You have many different personalities involved and each one seems to handle fame, adulation and attention just a bit differently. I’ve seen instances when an extremely well known former champion turned trainer very ignorantly not only refused to sign an autograph on a boxing glove for a fan but he also used extremely vulgar language to express how much he didn’t want to do it. I was there when a well known Hollywood figure refused to sign an autograph for one of my pre-teen amateur boxers at Madison Square Garden. I’ve seen famous actors and national championship college basketball players quickly sign their names so illegibly for another of my young boxers that it resembled what it would look like if a four year child scribbled on a piece of paper so they could see if the pen had any ink in it. (continue reading…)

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