London, Aug.27 (ANI): Boxing legend Ricky Hatton admitted his "jaw hit the floor" when he met his all-time hero Muhammad Ali.
Ali, who is fighting Parkinson's disease, visited Hatton's health centre in Manchester at the start of a UK tour.
The three-time heavyweight champion of the world, 67, was expected to arrive in a wheelchair, but instead told his aides he wanted to walk into the gym.
The Daily Star quoted the 30-year-old as saying: "A few years ago if you'd said Muhammad Ali would be coming to my local town, Hyde, I'd have said: 'No way'. You knew it wouldn't happen. The fact he has put himself out to come to my gym brings a tear to the eye." (ANI)