MOHAMMED ALI DIES AT 74
- Post By EmDee David 1:18pm on Saturday 4th June 2016
The greatest boxer in the world has gone!
Muhammad Ali died yesterday, Friday night, June 3, 2016, in a Phoenix Hospital, Arizona, United States after a 32-year battle with Parkinson’s disease.
According to report from his family, "He was admitted to the hospital on Friday with a respiratory problem, which rapidly worsened and saw him placed on life support".
Born on January 17, 1942, at Louisville, Kentucky, United States, He was 74 years old.
Muhammad Ali was an American professional boxer, who claimed he was the greatest boxer and generally said to have lived to his claim as the greatest heavyweight in the history of the boxing.
Mohammed Ali was "The first-ever three-time boxing world champion."
Some great men have the following to say about him:
Amir Khan: “No fighter or sportsman will ever reach the level of Muhammad Ali, whose name will continue to echo through the ages. Inspiring, charismatic, a true legend - Ali will never be forgotten. Having the chance to meet the great man will be a memory and privilege I will always hold dear.”
Nicola Adams: “Prayers go out to boxing’s greatest of all time and an inspiration to me and so many people.”
Joe Calzaghe: “People loved him, he was someone completely different, backed it up in the ring and everybody wanted to tune in and watch him fight. He was a superstar. There’ll never be another Muhammad Ali, in 1,000 years’ time people will look back and say he was the greatest. He was my inspiration, I tried to copy some of his moves and it is a truly sad day. But I’m proud that my sport of boxing has probably the greatest all-round sportsman of all time.”
Frank Bruno: “Inspiration, mentor, my friend, an Earthly god of humanity, simply the greatest.”
Great Mohammed Ali was also know with some very inspirational quotes. Below are a few:
"Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. His hands can't hit what his eyes can't see. Now you see me, now you don't. George thinks he will, but I know he won't.
"Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth."
"I'm young; I'm handsome; I'm fast. I can't possibly be beat."
"Don’t count the days; make the days count."
“If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it—then I can achieve it."
“It's hard to be humble when you're as great as I am."
“It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.”
“If you even dream of beating me you'd better wake up and apologize.”
“Braggin' is when a person says something and can’t do it. I do what I say.”
"I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was."
"Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even."
May his soul Rest In Peace