Boxing legend Muhammad Ali, who is suffering from Parkinson’s disease for some years, is passed away at Hospital.
Born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Muhammad Ali shot to fame by winning light heavyweight gold at the 1960 Rome Olympics. Nicknamed “The Greatest“, the American beat Sonny Liston in 1964 to win his first world title and became the first boxer to capture a world heavyweight title on three separate occasions.He eventually retired in 1981, having won 56 of his 61 fights.
Ali was noted for his pre and post fight talk and bold fight predictions just as much as his boxing skills inside the ring. But he was also a civil rights campaigner and poet who transcended the bounds of sport, race and nationality. The former world heavyweight boxing champion, one of the world’s best-known sportsmen, died at a hospital in the US city of Phoenix, Arizona,
He is survived by his fourth wife Lonnie, whom he married in 1986, and nine children, many of whom were with him when he died. Daughter Hana paid tribute to her father on Twitter and Instagram today, writing: ‘Our father was a “Humble Mountain!” And now he has gone home to God. Pray for the peace of his beautiful soul and for the happiness of his further journey. God bless you, daddy. YOU ARE THE LOVE OF MY LIFE!’