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Muhammad Ali: Plumber wishes 'The Greatest' a 'Happy Birthday'

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Muhammad Ali, the legendary heavyweight boxing champion, is celebrating his 72nd birthday on Friday, and he had a fan visit him, according to Yahoo! News on Friday. Muhammad Ali’s visitor was a plumber named Tony Kelly.

The 24-year-old plumber had a job to do in Louisville, Kentucky – where he moved to 14 months ago after he married his wife Megan. Louisville is also the city where Ali was born and raised. His co-workers told him that he was going to a job that was in a house located across the street from Muhammad Ali’s house. It turns out that Kelly, 24, is a huge fan of Ali’s and he couldn’t resist knocking on Ali’s door. When Yolanda - Ali’s wife - answered the door, Kelly asked if he – one of his greatest fans from Ireland – could meet “The Greatest.” Ali’s wife invited him in to meet Al – which indicated that his co-workers weren’t joking with him about Ali living there.

Kelly was invited into the living room where he wished Ali a happy 72nd birthday, talked for a time, and then had Ali’s wife take some photos of him and the world-renown boxer together.

He added that the Alis were so pleasant.



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