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?Khalilah Camacho-Ali remembers the first time she walked into 5th Street Gym in Miami Beach was during the summer of 1967. Back then she was known as Belinda, the 17-year-old second bride of the man who would go on to become the greatest boxer of all time: Muhammad Ali. At that time, Ali had been banned from the sport for his refusal to fight in the Vietnam War. The Champ was paying a visit to his trainer Angelo Dundee to see if there was any way he could get back in the ring.
"I made a comment about the place smelling like musk and sweat," Khalilah recalls. "Angelo turned to me and said, 'that's the smell of success.'"
The legendary cornerman told me that he was smart enough to stay clear of Ali's marital affairs. "Naturally, I would see her around and we'd talk," Dundee recalled. "But one thing I have always done is never get involved in a fighter's personal l
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