After attending the UK Premiere of 'Rocky Balboa', Muhammed Ali has announced he is to make a comeback fight for the World Heavyweight Title.
Ali, 65, made the announcement straight after Premiere showing at London's Leicester Square. He commented:
"If Rocky can do it, then there's no reason I can't. I've been training hard on my Wee games console and I feel the World is ready for an Ali comeback!"
Fight of the 21st Century
Ali will face current Heavyweight Title holder, Shannon Briggs at a venue yet to be announced. The bout is expected to take place on July 4th 2007.
Personal trainer Mickey Goldmill has placed Ali on a very strict training routine. In the morning he must run the streets of Emmerdale, Yorkshire and in the evening he will chase chickens around Holme Farm.
If Ali is successful, critics believe it will cause a flood of comebacks. Henry Cooper as been seen training around the East End. Once he fights of the flu he is expected to have a few 'low key' bouts to warm him up.