Last Saturday night saw one of the most eagerly awaited fights in a long time. British hopeful Kell Brook versus the Kazakh superstar Gennady Golovkin. Few gave Brook a chance against the big hitting champion and the fact that Brook had moved up through the weight divisions did not inspire confidence. Make no mistake, Brook is a great fighter but Golovkin is likely to go down in history as one of the biggest punchers of all time.
For a second, I simply stared at Muhammad Ali before remembering to blink and then breathe. I looked around thinking perhaps he was trying to get someone else's attention, but it was so quiet at the time that the only other people in the store were grouped across by the till. Then Ali, one of the world's most celebrated living legends, beckoned me closer.