Muhammad Ali welcomed all at Pennsylvania training camp

BY foxsports • June 7, 2016

DEER LAKE, Pa. (AP) He called himself ''The Greatest,'' but Muhammad Ali was humble, friendly and approachable whenever he came to the Pennsylvania countryside to train.

Since Ali's death last week at 74, residents have been coming to the rustic hilltop camp in Deer Lake to pay their respects.

Back in the 1970s, locals regularly showed up at Ali's training camp - and he welcomed them in. He got out into the community, too, eating at local diners and running on the country roads, waving back at residents who waved at him.

The camp looks much as it did when Ali sparred there with a young Larry Holmes and prepared for his epic fights against George Foreman and Joe Frazier.

It's for sale, and interest has been high since Ali's death.


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