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Book of the Month: The Boy Who Wanted to Box Like Ali

The 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum library is home to thousands of books from the world of sport, all accessible to visitors. This month, the library team has chosen to spotlight the story of Sheikh Fahad Al Thani in The Boy Who Wanted to Box Like [Muhammad]Ali.

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Muhammad Ali was an American professional boxer. Considered one of the most significant figures of the 20th century, he is hailed as one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time.

In this story, author Matthias Kurg places us with our main protagonist Fahad. Inspired by his idol Muhammad Ali, Fahad has a strong desire to become a boxer despite the lack of recognition for professional boxing in his country. Overcoming scepticism and self-doubt, he remained steadfast in his ambition.

Despite an unexpected knockdown, Fahad got back up, relying on his coach's advice and giving it his all. With each round, he practised to become a better fighter hoping to perfect the sport of boxing and bring the sport to a place he calls home. Will Fahad be able to triumph and reach new heights? Or will knockdown bring down his success?

Author Matthias Kurg
Language English
Publication Date 2022
ISBN 9789927155529

Read this book and hundreds of other sport-related titles at the QOSM library, or check out our online catalogue for more books by this author.

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