Will Smith attends the "Aladdin" European Premiere at Odeon Luxe, Leicester Square, London, UK. 09/05/2019 Credit Photo ©Karwai Tang For more information, please contact: Karwai Tang 07950 192531 karwai@karwaitang.com

Will Smith’s boxing trainer reveals extreme lengths actor went to for “Ali” role

Darrell Foster has revealed the extreme lengths he made Will Smith go to in preparation for 2001 movie Ali.

Will, 52, played late boxing legend Mohammad Ali, who died at the age of 74 in 2016, in the film, and the actor once fell to his knees as he was so exhausted during training for the project reports Metro.

Foster trained former boxing champion Sugar Ray Leonard for 18 years and has coached a number of big names for movies, including Woody Harrelson, Antonio Banderas and Eddie Murphy.

Darrell explained to NME that he took the TV and film star to an altitude of 10,000 feet in ski resort Aspen in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains so Will could experience breathlessness due to the thinner air at that height, similar to what Mohammad went through during his fights.

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