Monday September 21, 2020

'The Greatest': Muhammad Ali dead at 74

Charismatic king of the ring dazzled generations fans

4th June, 2016
Ali about to punch Joe Bugner in Kuala Lumpur, July 1975 Pic: Getty

Muhammad Ali, the brash, fleet-footed heavyweight boxing champion whose charisma transcended sports and made him a global symbol of social change, has died at 74.

Ali was taken to hospital in the Phoenix area with respiratory problems earlier this week. He suffered from Parkinson’s disease, a neurological affliction that some doctors attributed to the head blows he took during two decades as a boxer.

“The three-time World Heavyweight Champion boxer died this evening,” Bob...

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