Nino Benvenuti and Fiona May in Louisville to represent Italian sports at Muhammad Ali's funeral

Fiona May and Nino Benvenuti are the protagonists of the Rome 2024 special video interview dedicated to boxing legend Muhammad Ali that died on 3 June. 

Fiona May and Nino Benvenuti are the protagonists of the Rome 2024 special video interview dedicated to boxing legend Muhammad Ali that died on 3 June.

"A great athlete that leaves behind an extraordinary message of courage, he used his power to overcome cultural and social barriers", says Rome 2024 Athletes Relations remembering "The Greatest", on the day before his funeral in Louisville, Kentucky.

With her, for a last goodbye to the champion, also Nino Benvenuti, gold medal at the Rome 1960 Games, the same edition of Ali's historical gold medal. "Every time I met him, he always reminded his gold medal won at the Olympics in Rome, pretending he was still on the ring, laughing and making jokes. He really cared about that victory - says smiling former boxer - All his victories were for him a gift of God, of his God that he always felt beside him. Ali is a great loss, a great person and an irreplaceable athlete. He has taught something to us all. He gave more than any other athlete in history.

Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtqBDmnKzYI

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