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Ferdie Pacheco, Muhammad Ali's Ringside 'Fight Doctor,' Dies At 89

Pacheco worked as Ali's ringside doctor from 1962 to 1977, and later went on to serve as a boxing commentator for network TV fights in the 1980s.
Ferdie Pacheco, ringside physician to Muhammad Ali, died on Thursday at 89. Source: Ron Galella

Ferdie Pacheco, the ringside physician to Muhammad Ali and TV commentator known in the boxing world as the "fight doctor," died Thursday, his daughter announced on Facebook. He was 89.

"It's with a heavy heart that I have to announce to the world the passing of my wonderful Dad, Ferdie Pacheco," Tina Louise Pacheco . "He was a pharmacist, a doctor, a

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