Legendary Boxer Muhammad Ali Has Died
Legendary heavyweight boxing champion and sportsman Muhammad Ali has passed way at the age of 74.
A family spokesman for the boxing icon said that Ali died in a hospital in Phoenix, Arizona where he was being treated for a respiratory problem complicated by the fact that he suffered from Parkinson’s Disease.
Ali became a household name after winning light-heavyweight gold at the 1960 Rome Olympics, and was the first boxer to win the world heavyweight title on three different occasions. He won 56 out of the 61 fights he participated in, and eventually retired as a boxer in 1961.
However, Ali, who was nicknamed ‘The Greatest’ was more than a sportsman—he was also a civil rights campaigner, who was famous for refusing to serve in the military during the Vietnam War on moral and religious grounds.
The funeral will be held in Ali’s hometown in Louisville, Kentucky.
Rest in peace Muhammad Ali.
- Jess Lim