Saturday, June 4, 2016

MUHAMMAD ALI DEAD AT 74 Cultural icon remembered as the greatest to ever enter the ring

He was the greatest boxer I’ve ever seen. 
Ali was a man of great conviction who paid a heavy price and at one time was the most hated man in America.  He went from there to one of the most beloved men in the world.  They’ll never be another one like him, ever!
Fox News reports Muhammad Ali, the three-time heavyweight champion boxer whose electrifying prowess in the ring and controversial outspokenness outside of it made him one of the world’s most recognizable personalities of the 20th Century, died Friday after a battle with a respiratory illness. He was 74.

Ali, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s syndrome in 1984, died at a Phoenix hospital.

Ali family spokesperson Bob Gunnell said in a statement that Ali’s funeral will take place in his hometown of Louisville, Ky.

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

Reaction to Ali’s death immediately poured in on Twitter early Saturday from former boxing champions to celebrities and politicians.

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