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Pacific Remembers Ali

Jun 8, 2016

As tributes pour in for Muhammad Ali, College of the Pacific alumna Karen Komsak Davis '83 recalls the time Ali visited University of the Pacific in July 1982 for a fundraising boxing match. As the sports editor of the Pacifican at the time, Davis had the opportunity to write about Ali and even have dinner with him. "I found Ali to be very kind and genuine," she says. A legendary figure who will be missed.

Flyer for Muhammad Ali fundraising boxing match
Flyer for the Ali v White fundraising boxing match
Muhammad Ali and alumna Karen Davis Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali and COP alumna Karen Komsak Davis '83 Davis's picture of Ali
Muhammad Ali at the Alex G. Spanos Center Muhammad Ali being interviewed at the Spanos Center    Muhammad Ali in a crowd of people
Ali in the Alex G. Spanos Center Ali before the fundraising boxing match

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