Muhammad Ali the boxer is dead

Muhammad Ali the boxer is dead

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Muhammad Ali is held back by referee Joe Walcott, left, after Ali knocked out challenger Sonny Liston in the first round of their title fight in Lewiston, Maine on May 25, 1965

Phoenix,USA:Muhammad Ali, world’s greatest boxing champion is dead.

Ali died Friday at a Phoenix-area hospital in USA, where he had spent the past few days being treated for respiratory complications, according to a family spokesman.

Ali was 74 and had battled with Parkinson’s disease for 32 years.

“The three-time World Heavyweight Champion boxer died this evening,” Bob Gunnell, a family spokesman said.

Muhammad Ali will be remembered by Africa when he defeated George Foreman in a heavyweight boxing match held in Zaire dubbed “The Rumble in the Jungle,”.

Ali is survived by 9 children.