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The world remembers ‘The Greatest’ Muhammad Ali

The three-time World Heavyweight Champion boxer

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PHOENIX, U.S. - Muhammad Ali, legendary boxer and one of the most inspiring and beloved athlete in the world, died aged 74 at Phoenix on June 3.> Big News Network

According to reports, family spokesman Bob Gunnell said that Ali had been in the hospital since June 2 with a respiratory problem.

He said, “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. The Ali family would like to thank everyone for their thoughts, prayers, and support and asks for privacy at this time."

His daughter, Hana Ali, in a tweet called her father a humble mountain and said, "And now he has gone home to God. God bless you daddy. YOU ARE THE LOVE OF MY LIFE!" 

Don King, the boxing promoter, said that Ali’s spirit will never die. "He's just a great human being, a champion of the people, the greatest of all time,” King said.

The career of ‘The Greatest’ expanded two decades only to be halted by Parkinson’s disease, which he is said to have got before time due to uncountable blows to his head. The disease destroyed his magnificent body and voice.

Ali won and also defended the heavyweight championship. With his majestic voice, he spoke on behalf of the blacks. He had also refused to be drafted for the Vietnam war due to his Muslim beliefs.

George Foreman, who Ali defeated in 1974 for the world heavyweight title, tweeted, "It's been said it was rope a dope Ali beat me with. (N)o (it was) his beauty that beat me. Most beauty I've know(n). loved him."

Mike Tyson, who is also a heavyweight champion, tweeted, "God came for his champion. So long great one. @MuhammadAli #TheGreatest #RIP."

Ali, born in in Louisville, Kentucky, as Cassius Clay in January 1942, started boxing when he was 12. In 1964, he became the world heavyweight champion.

NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wrote on his Facebook wall, “At a time when blacks who spoke up about injustice were labeled uppity and often arrested under one pretext or another, Muhammad willingly sacrificed the best years of his career to stand tall and fight for what he believed was right. In doing so, he made all Americans, black and white, stand taller. I may be 7'2" but I never felt taller than when standing in his shadow."

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