Yesterday Muhammad Ali returned to the 5th Street Gym in Miami, Florida, and it is said that “this is where Muhammad Ali became Muhammad Ali.” So much has changed over 50 years when he trained as a young man in this gym.
The 5th Street Gym, originally opened in 1950 and quickly became the celebrated University of Boxing. After being closed down for 17 years, the gym is reopening and Ali came out for the ribbon cutting ceremony in support of the owner, his former trainer Angelo Dundee.
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