Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali Dead at Age 74

 

Muhammad Ali grandaughter

Another day, another passing of a legend to report.

Muhammad Ali has died at the age of 74 just days after he was hospitalized for respiratory issues.

The legendary boxer had checked into a Phoenix, Arizona hospital on Thursday while his condition took a turn for the worse on Friday. In addition to his health issues, Ali has also been battling Parkinson’s Disease since his diagnosis in 1984.

Ali, born Cassius Clay, changed his name and converted to Islam back in 1964. He is survived by his wife Yolanda Williams and 9 children including his famous daughter Laila Ali, who is also an undefeated boxing champion.

The Boxing Hall of Famer, who retired in 1981, is most remembered for his infamous boxing matches the “Rumble in the Jungle,” and the “Thrilla in Manila” plus his legendary quote “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.”

Ali had a very successful boxing career which included 56 wins, 5 losses and 37 knockouts.

His family states his funeral will be held in his hometown of Louisville. However a date has yet to be specified.