Muhammad Ali is one of those grandiose famous athletes few people have not heard of, but after reading this memoir I would be shocked if many were unaware of the man behind the boxing gloves.

There is an allure to the type of confidence he lives and breathes, and despite not being the most intelligent person by his own admission, nobody can deny the work ethic and principles that drove this man to change the world of sports AND politics; forever.

The Greatest: My Own Story was a genuinely pleasant read and both inspiring and motivational. Whether you are interested in boxing or not this is a must read.