Bronx boxing community mourns death of Muhammad Ali

Ali, who passed away at 74 Friday, inspired all of those at Willis Avenue Boxing Gym, both as a fighter and an activist.

Ali, who passed away at 74 Friday, inspired all of those at Willis Avenue Boxing Gym, both as a fighter and an activist. (6/4/16)

THE BRONX - The death of boxing great Muhammad Ali is being felt around the Bronx.

Ali, who passed away at 74 Friday, inspired all of those at Willis Avenue Boxing Gym, both as a fighter and an activist.

The gym's owner, Joey Delva, 56, says he has been in boxing since he was 8 years old, and Ali's footwork, speed and courage made him an inspiration.

"I feel very sad, he was a legend he was my inspiration. That's why I'm here, because of him," says Delva.

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