Muhammad Ali

Mr. T reveals why Muhammad Ali really was the greatest and a real life superhero in the streets

The A-Team star was the iconic boxer's bodyguard "back in the day" and learned valuable lessons from being in this company

Mr. T has opened up about his time as Muhammad Ali ‘s bodyguard, and painted the picture of a real life superhero.

The A-Team star – who worked with the iconic boxing champion during a period of his life protecting the rich and famous that spanned almost a decade – revealed the sporting icon would actually stop crimes and fights in rough neighborhoods.

Speaking to TMZ , he said: “You’d see guys arguing on the corner, about to cut each other. He’d say, ‘Hey hey!’

Former boxer Muhammad Ali and celebrity actor Mr. T talk to fans before the IBF Heavyweight Title fight with Michael Spinks and Larry Holmes on September 21, 1985 at the Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada

The pair remained friends 



“The guys stopped fighting, and they say, ‘It’s the champ!’ He’d say ‘Break that up’, and Ali was stop stuff!”

Mr. T admitted he learned a lot from his time alongside Ali, and repeated the gesture when he became a star in his own right.

Mr. T

Mr. T still sees Ali is his hero

“A lot of the stuff I do in terms of PR, I learned it from Muhammad Ali,” he added. “He told me you gotta be different but good.”

Muhammad Ali

The boxer would break up fights in the street 



The star said that he “loved the man”, and revealed just how much the legendary boxer inspired him.

He said: “He’s my hero. I had an opportunity to bodyguard [for him] back in the day. I used to write essays and speeches about him. He’s my hero.”

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