Published On : Sat, Jun 4th, 2016

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali passes away at 74

Muhammad AliPhonix/Nagpur: Three-time heavyweight boxing champ Muhammad Ali, who charmed millions with his wit and confidence in the ring and inspired many more with his commitment to humanitarian causes has died, according to the family spokesman.

He was 74. Ali had been hospitalised for a respiratory issue June 2. At the time, a rep said he was in fair condition.

One of the greatest fighters in the history of boxing, Ali retired in 1981 after losing to Trevor Berbick in his 61st career bout.

Greatest has fought his final round’: Tributes pour in after Ali’s demise

Minutes after reports broke the sad demise of boxing legend Muhammad Ali, who was suffering a respiratory disease, tributes poured in from all over the world.

“Really really sad news about the passing away of Muhammad Ali, Absolute legend.”
— Rohan Bopanna, Tennis player

No sportsman has made as great an impact as Ali. You will always float like a butterfly , sting like a bee! RIP
— Rajdeep Sardesai, journalist

The greatest has fought his final round. Muhammad Ali was the most magnificent athlete who transcended his sport. #RIP.
— Gary Lineker, retired English football player