>Historical Marker Dedicated at Site of Muhammad Ali Training Camp
(Reading, PA) -- A Pennsylvania state historical marker has been unveiled and dedicated at Fighter's Heaven. Muhammad Ali's former training camp is near Deer Lake. The special dedication ceremony for the historical marker took place Saturday, on the seventh anniversary of the heavyweight boxing legend's passing. Mike Madden, son of the late NFL Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster John Madden, bought the camp shortly after Ali's death in 2016. He says his initial goal had been just to preserve the site, but it's evolved into a historical and educational venue. The event included appearances and speeches by camp owner Mike Madden, former two-time heavyweight champ Tim Witherspoon, Hall of Fame boxing trainer and Pottsville native Aaron Snowell as well as David Pollack, son of Bernard Pollack, who once owned the property.