Pastor Bernie Miller Remembers Historic Photo With Ali, John McEnroe, Tatum O'Neal

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
John McEnroe, Tatum O'Neal, Bernie Miller and Ali
John McEnroe, Tatum O'Neal, Bernie Miller and Ali

Fifty years ago, Dr. Bernie Miller, pastor of New Covenant Fellowship Church, said he was listening to the historic fight between Muhammad Ali and then heavyweight champion, Sonny Liston, on his transistor radio.

Twenty-six years ago,  while vice president of artist and repertoire for Epic/Sony Records in New York, Ali invited Dr. Miller to be his personal guest to see the fight between Mike Tyson and Larry Holmes for his birthday. 

The fight was held Jan. 22, 1988, at the Trump Plaza Casino.

After the fight, Dr. Miller said "Donald Trump asked me to introduce him to Ali. As I approached Ali, a photographer snapped a photo of me with John McEnroe, Tatum O'Neal and the Champ.” 

This photo appeared on the front page of the New York Times sport's section.  

Fight souvenir
Fight souvenir

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