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Muhammed Ali at the Frankfurt Book Fair

Muhammed Ali dropped in on the Frankfurt Book Fair for the worldwide debut of his biography, meeting standing ovations at every turn. The boxing legend was at the book fair to introduce his biography, G.O.A.T (Greatest of All Time), the biggest and most expensive sports book of all time. Weighing in at 34 kg (75 pounds), measuring 50cm x 50cm (19" x 19"), with 3,000 photos enclosed in 800 pages, the book costs €3,000 ($3,500). Around 500 journalists and fans were on hand as Ali introduced the book. The champ said little, preferring to let his wife and co-author Ben Wett speak for him during the hour-long press conference. Ali suffers from Parkinson's syndrome that severely impairs his speech and movement.