My Brother, Muhammad Ali

My Brother, Muhammad Ali

The Definitive Biography

Rahaman Ali

$25.50

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“Rahaman has, at last, written the definitive biography on his late brother, which tells the real Ali story.” —Mike Tyson

More words have been written about Muhammad Ali than almost anyone else. He was, without doubt, the world’s most-loved sportsman. At the height of his celebrity he was the most famous person in the world. And yet, until now, the one voice missing belonged to the man who knew him best—his only sibling, and best friend, Rahaman Ali.

No one was closer to Ali than Rahaman. Born Cassius and Rudolph Arnett Clay, the two brothers grew up together, lived together, trained together, travelled together, and fought together in the street and in the ring. A near-constant fixture in his sibling’s company, Rahaman saw Ali at both his best and his worst: the relentless prankster and the jealous older brother, the outspoken advocate, the husband and father. In My Brother, Muhammad Ali, Rahaman offers an insider's perspective on the well-known stories as well as never-before-told tales, painting a rich and intimate portrait of a proud, relentlessly polarizing, yet often vulnerable man.

In this extraordinary, poignant memoir, Rahaman tells a much bigger and more personal story than in any other book on Muhammad Ali—that of two brothers, almost inseparable from birth to death. It is the final and most important perspective on an iconic figure.


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Rahaman Ali:
Rahaman Ali is the only sibling of boxing legend Muhammad Ali. No one was closer to him - as brothers and best friends, they lived together, trained together and shared pivotal experiences throughout their lives, from Ali's time in the Nation of Islam to the iconic 'Rumble in the Jungle' against George Foreman, and beyond. Rahaman became Ali's chief sparring partner and part of his inner circle, acting as a confidante and personal bodyguard throughout his brother's career. Rahaman retired from competing as a heavyweight himself in 1972, with a record of fourteen wins, three losses and one draw. He lives in Louisville, Kentucky.

Fiaz Rafiq is a professional sports and entertainment contributing writer for prominent newspapers, and author of acclaimed biographies of Bruce Lee, Muhammad Ali, and Arnold Schwarzenegger. For fifteen years, he was a columnist for a bestselling combat sports magazine MAI, and contributed to Fighters Only, MMA Uncaged, Men’s Fitness, Muscle & Fitness and the movie magazine Impact. Fiaz contributed to the authorized documentary, How Bruce Lee Changed the World. He remains close friends with more than one member of Muhammad Ali's family.

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