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Jerry Izenberg interviews Muhammad Ali in a 1970s file photo. (The Star-Ledger)

With Muhammad Ali, it was always the people.

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Cleopatra Borel

FIVE appointments have been made to the Trinidad and Tobago Boxing Board of Control, Sport Minister Darryl Smith announced yesterday.

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An exhibition on Ali's life has opened at London's O2 ©Getty Images

How’s this for a spot of name-dropping? Forty-five years ago last week I was in the gents at Madison Square Garden having a pee when a man in a trilby standing next to me turned his head and nodded: ”Howya doing pal?”

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Chris Eubank Sr and his son Eubank Jr speak after the boxer's fight against Nick Blackwell on Saturday PA

Blackwell, 25, has been in an induced coma since collapsing at the end of Saturday's British middleweight title fight

Chris Eubank Jr has revealed he reduced the number of his punches in the latter rounds of Saturday night’s title fight against Nick Blackwell, after his father, Chris Eubank Sr, warned him that his opponent could end up seriously hurt.

Read more: Chris Eubank Jr reveals he 'eased off' after his father warned him Nick Blackwell could end up...

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali has died at the age of 74 ©Getty Images

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali has died at the age of 74, a family spokesman has said.

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Nick Blackwell collapsed in the ring after his fight with Chris Eubank Jr was stopped in the 10th round CREDIT: REX

Peter Hamlyn, a leading consultant neurosurgeon has urged the Boxing Board of Control to instruct its licensed referees to follow stricter procedures and stop fights sooner in the wake of Nick Blackwell being placed into an induced coma after suffering a small bleed on his brain following his British middleweight title fight with Chris Eubank Jnr.

Read more: Leading neurosurgeon urges boxing authorities to follow stricter medical guidelines in title fights

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