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1972 – The Irish Tourist Board pulls off a major coup getting Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali to promote Ireland. Ali fought Al “Blue” Lewis on 19th July in Dublin as he rebuilt his career. He recently passed away on 3 June 2016.
“Impossible is not a fact.” –Muhammad Ali Killorglin-born circus strongman and publican, Michael “Butty” Sugrue, put up £300,000 and persuaded Muhammad Ali to make his first visit to Ir…