HBO's new two-part documentary on Muhammad Ali looks excellent 4 months ago

HBO's new two-part documentary on Muhammad Ali looks excellent

The Greatest.

When it comes to telling the life story of one of - if not THE - greatest athlete of all time, where would you begin?

Well, for director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, Southpaw, The Equalizer) the answer was simple, it all starts with a name.

Fifty-five years ago, Cassius Clay became Muhammad Ali. First he changed his name, then he changed everything.

In HBO's new documentary What’s My Name: Muhammad Ali, viewers will get to see Ali’s challenges, confrontations, comebacks and triumphs through recordings of his own voice.

The two-part documentary will provide an intimate portrait of a man who was a beacon of hope for oppressed people around the world and, in his later years, was recognised as a global citizen and a symbol of humanity and understanding.

Made with with the cooperation of the Muhammad Ali family estate, the project also has LeBron James and Maverick Carter involved as producers.

Overall, it aims to paint an intimate portrait of a man who, against all odds, dreamed and achieved the impossible.

Whats My Name: Muhammad Ali premieres on HBO on 14 May.

At present, there's no premiere date for Ireland but as is the norm, we fully expect Sky Atlantic to be showing it.

Take a look at what's in store.

Clips via HBO