THE 63-year-old actor Liam Neeson had been a fan of the legendary boxer Muhammad Ali who died on Friday (03.06.16) at the age of 74 from “septic shock due to unspecified natural causes” since he was a child with his own aspirations of a sporting career.
He told IrishCentral.com: “He was my hero from when I was a young amateur boxer and schoolboy, back in Ireland. I’ll never forget hearing that he had beaten the unbeatable Sonny Liston.
“It was 1964 and it was a cold wet February in Ballymena. As I walked to school that morning, my feet didn’t seem to touch the ground my mind was an excited blur because somehow the world had changed with that victory.