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Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali Dies Aged 74

Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali Dies Aged 74

"Champions aren't made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill, and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill." - Muhammad Ali.

The greatest champion of all time has passed away aged 74.

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Former world heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali, arguably one of the world's best-known sportsmen, died at a hospital in the US city of Phoenix, Arizona, after being admitted to hospital on Thursday.

Ali was known for being a controversial and polarizing figure both inside and outside the boxing ring. His incredibly infectious personality became renowned around the world. As well as being crowned "Sportsman Of The Century", Ali was not only a boxer but a role model to many..

Muhammad Ali's in-ring record was 56 wins and five losses. One of a kind.

Thousands paid tribute to Ali on social media as quotes from his past time fill our timelines, feeds and hearts. RIP champ.

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The likes of Floyd Mayweather, George Foreman and Don King also paid tribute to Ali:

"There will never be another Muhammad Ali. The black community all around the world, black people all around the world, needed him. He was the voice for us. He's the voice for me to be where I'm at today." - Floyd Mayweather

"It's a sad day for life, man. I loved Muhammad Ali, he was my friend. Ali will never die. Like Martin Luther King his spirit will live on, he stood for the world.'' - Don King

"Muhammad Ali was one of the greatest human beings I have ever met. No doubt he was one of the best people to have lived in this day and age." - George Foreman

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RIP Muhammad Ali.

"Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. The hands can't hit what the eyes can't see.'

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some of the biggest names in sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

 

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