Boxing legend Muhammad Ali dies at 74

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali died on Friday at a hospital in Phoenix, Arizona.

The beloved 74-year-old sports hero had been battling Parkinson’s disease for decades.

He had been admitted to hospital earlier this week for respiratory complications.

Ali is seen as one of the greatest boxers in history, and an icon of the 20th Century whose fame transcended the sport.

Ali, known as Cassius Clay before he converted to Islam, began boxing training at 12.

He won the world heavyweight championship in 1964, when he was only 22, and scooped the title again in 1974 and 1978.

Ali retired in 1981 and was soon found to be suffering from sluggishness and neurological damage. He received treatment for Parkinson’ s disease thereafter.

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