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Tom DeLay

Fighting the good fight with Ali

Fighting the good fight with Ali

In September 2004, as chairman of the Legal Committee for the Association of Boxing Commissions and general counsel to the Association of Ringside Physicians, I was honored and privileged to be invited to testify before a congressional subcommittee at a hearing entitled Examining Professional Boxing: Are Further Reforms Necessary — as was Muhammad Ali.

The hearing room was packed with reporters, photographers and spectators — all anticipating the appearance of Ali. I could see flashes of light emanating from the anteroom where members of Congress were having their photos taken with The Champ. The legislators soon filed into the hearing room, taking their assigned seats...