A 24-year-old plumber from Donegal rocked up to Muhammad Ali's house recently on the day that the boxing legend just happened to be celebrating his 72nd birthday. And he got to meet the man himself.
Tony Kelly was working in Louisville, Kentucky when work colleagues told him that Ali lived in the house across the road. So he had to go find out if they were having him on or not.
Ali's wife answered the door, telling Kelly that he was not available but to call back later and that he would then be able to meet him.
Muhammad was sitting on his chair. I introduced myself and said hello and he said hello back. We posed for a few pictures, All my friends said how lucky I was as they spend very little time in that house and it was just a case of right place, right time.
Muhammad Ali has fans all over the world and he is such a people person that they didn’t mind me calling by. But it was just a ballsy move that paid off for me and I got to meet a true living legend.