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Another Legend Gone

June 04, 2016 | People

The former world heavyweight boxing champion Muhammed Ali, one of the world's best-known sportsmen, died at a hospital in the US city of Phoenix, Arizona, after being admitted on Thursday.
He was suffering from a respiratory illness, a condition that was complicated by Parkinson's disease.
The funeral will take place in Ali's hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, his family said in a statement.

Born Cassius Marcellus Clay, 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.

Crowned "Sportsman of the Century" by Sports Illustrated and "Sports Personality of the Century" by the BBC, 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.
Asked how he would like to be remembered, he once said: "As a man who never sold out his people. But if that's too much, then just a good boxer. I won't even mind if you don't mention how pretty I was."

circleG wrote on June 04, 2016
That is an awesome photo, would love to have it on my wall, RIP Muhammad the greats are all together now.
Gorse wrote on June 05, 2016
My father and I watched Cassius Clay, as he was known then at the 1960 Olympics, and reckoned he would get nowhere in professional boxing holding his hands so low - how wrong we were. Then again how could a poor boy from so humble beginnings end up being an eternal world star. The pic is something memorable for both Ali and Presley fans.