Muhammad Ali, America’s professional boxer and ‘The Greatest’ of all time, died at 74 in Phoenix-area hospital, Arizona on Friday. Ali suffered with Parkinson’s disease for 32 years which slowly made his physical dexterity deteriorate. “After a 32-year battle with Parkinson’s disease, Muhammad Ali has passed away at the age of 74. The three-time World Heavyweight Champion boxer died this evening,” said Bob Gunnell, a family spokesman.
Born Cassius Marcellus Clay on January 17, 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky, to middle-class parents, Ali started boxing when he was twelve and rose to enormous fame with a gold medal in 1960 Olympics in Rome.
Here we bring some of his knock-the-breath-out bouts of his career.