Muhammad Ali and Puerto Rico

This is a wonderful factual story … I know about all the “characters” in it. Proud about these facts & another reason to respect Mr. Ali …. RIP!


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The Puerto Rican people – on the island and the mainland – always loved Muhammad Ali. They respected his athleticism, courage and character.

But many people are unaware of Ali’s famous trip to Puerto Rico in February 1976…where he defeated a Belgian heavyweight, was hypnotized by Iris Chacón, and knocked out by Don Cholito.

Ali arrived in Puerto Rico on January 21, and spent a full month on the island before defeating

Jean-Pierrre Coopman, on February 20 in Roberto Clemente Stadium. Ali beat Coopman quite handily.

Here is a good recap of that fight:

But Ali captured Puerto Rico’s heart outside of Roberto Clemente Stadium…by fighting practically everyone in the island.

They set up a ring in El Oso Blanco, the largest maximum-security prison in Puerto Rico, and Ali fought anyone who stepped in it.

Then they set up a benefit fight between José Miguel Agrelot, aka Don…

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About Dr. Rex

I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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