Legendary former heavyweight champion boxer Muhammad Ali, who riveted the world with his sporting feats, quick-witted commentary and civil rights activism has on Saturday passed away at the age of 74.
He was suffering from a respiratory illness, a condition that was complicated by Parkinson’s disease from last 32-years.
He was Born at Cassius Clay in 1942 and won his first 31 fights before suffering a loss and was named the world heavyweight champion by the World Boxing Association three different times, in 1964, 1974, and 1978. He was an Olympic gold medalist ,quick-footed dancer in the ring and also a global celebrity who wasn’t afraid to speak his mind.
Ali rarely had the strongest punch in any given fight, nor was he the kind of brutalizer who could simply keep forcing massive hits in through his opponent’s defenses. Instead, he danced, staying one step ahead of his opponent, dodging punches, and looking for openings in the other fighter’s defenses that he might quickly exploit.
A man who was crowned with “Sportsman of the Century” has wrote in one of his quotes that I know where I’m going and I know the truth, and I don’t have to be what you want me to be. I’m free to be what I want.
Sports fraternity, Bollywood and Politicians mourns death of ‘The Greatest’ boxer and twitted:
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) June 4, 2016
Shocked to hear about Muhammad Ali's death ! One of the greatest sportsman of all time a legendary boxer , may his soul rest in peace
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) June 4, 2016
T 2277 -With the 'greatest' Muhammed Ali at his home in L.A. Prakash Mehra had wished to make film with him and me . pic.twitter.com/AOdKnAZXqm
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) June 4, 2016
— Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) June 4, 2016
'The Greatest' #MuhammadAli inspired all those who fought difficult battles. Legends like him never die. They live through their life & work
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) June 4, 2016
Wefornews also pays a very warm tribute to The People’s Champion and wishes to his family to give strength in this bad times.