Muhammad Ali - Incomparable Sports Icon - Dead at 74

Author: A. A. Francis


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Muhammad Ali, Incomparable Sports Icon, Dead at 74

Muhammad Ali called himself, “The Greatest, “and could easily prove it with self-assured swagger, confidence and omnipotent skill.

He was born Cassuis Marcellus Clay on January 17, 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky. He would later on rename himself Muhammad Ali. Ali embarked on an incredible life journey that would result in him becoming the greatest boxer in the history of humankind.

The world would cheer him on regardless of the adversities, difficulties or setbacks that befell him in life.

Ali passed away June 3, 2016 due to respiratory-related health complications at a hospital in Phoenix, Arizona. Ali was married several times in his lifetime and is survived by 9 children.

His prowess as an athlete, superhuman cool, and strength as a man of conviction influenced generations of popular culture over several decades and throughout the 20th and 21st centuries.

His was a truly once-in-a-millennia scale level of talent.

Muhammad Ali’s imprint on humanity and world culture will stand with time. The way we utter the names of historical figures who existed centuries ago, so too will Ali’s name be spoken centuries from now hence.

Muhammad Ali. Sorely missed. Never forgotten.

A titan of sports, a leader of men, a family man and the world's greatest boxer.

 

A.  A. Francis


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