By Dave Hannigan

On December eleven, 1981, Muhammad Ali slumped on a chair within the cramped, windowless locker room of a municipal baseball box outdoors Nassau. A phalanx of sportswriters had driven and shoved their manner into this tiny, breeze-blocked house. during this impossible of settings, that they had come to list the final moments of the main storied of all boxing careers. that they had come to intervene upon the grief.

“It’s over,” mumbled Ali. “It’s over.”

The express that had entertained and wowed from Zaire to Dublin, from Hamburg to Manila, ultimately ended its twenty-one-year run, the final functionality no longer a lot off-Broadway, extra novice theatre within the boondocks.

In Drama within the Bahamas, Dave Hannigan tells the sometimes poignant, usually troubling, but consistently exciting tale in the back of Ali’s final bout. via interviews with lots of these concerned, he discovers precisely how and why, a number of weeks wanting his 40th birthday, a heavily lowered Ali stepped throughout the ropes another time to get overwhelmed up by means of Trevor Berbick.

“Two billion humans should be aware of my fight,” stated Ali, trotting out the outdated braggadocio approximately an occasion so missing in luster cow bell used to be pressed in to carrier to sign the beginning and finish of every around. How had it come to this? Why was once he nonetheless boxing? Hannigan solutions these questions and plenty of extra, delivering a distinct and telling glimpse into the main interesting sportsman of the 20th century within the final, unusual days of his fistic life.

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