Three-time world champion and a cultural icon, former American boxer Muhammad Ali is arguably the greatest heavyweights in the world of sport.
msn News: Muhammad Ali, widely hailed as the greatest heavyweight boxer in the sport’s history, has died after being hospitalised in Arizona Thursday with a respiratory issue.
Ali, 74, had suffered from Parkinson’s disease since the 1980s.
“After a 32-year battle with Parkinson’s disease, Muhammad Ali has passed away at the age of 74. The three-time World Heavyweight Champion boxer died this evening,” family spokesperson Bob Gunnell said in a statement.
Ali’s prowess in the ring and his personality and social activism make him one of the most recognisable sports figures of the last century.
He secured an Olympic gold medal in the 1960 Summer Games and became one of the youngest heavyweight champions of all time, stunning the boxing world with a knockout of Sonny Liston to claim the title in 1964 at 22. …
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