Muhammad Ali has died at the age of 74.
The former heavyweight boxing champion, one of the world’s best sportman died at a hospital in the US city of Phoenix, Arizona after being admitted on Thursday. Muhammad Ali 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 champion title on three separate occasions. He eventually retired in 1981, having won 56 of his 61 fights.