Muhammad Ali death

Barack Obama says Muhammad Ali 'fought for us'

Muhammad Ali was The Greatest. Period.

If you just asked him, he'd tell you.

He'd tell you he was the double greatest; that he'd "handcuffed lightning, thrown thunder into jail".

But what made The Champ the greatest - what truly separated him from everyone else - is that everyone else would tell you pretty much the same thing.


'I keep a pair of his gloves'

Like everyone else on the planet, Michelle and I mourn his passing.

IOC President Bach leads tributes to Muhammad Ali

The three-time world heavyweight champion, widely regarded as one of the greatest sportsmen of all-time, died late yesterday at a hospital in the American city of Phoenix after being admitted on Thursday (June 2).

He was suffering from respiratory issues with reports suggesting his breathing problems had been complicated by Parkinson’s disease, which he had suffered from since 1984 - three years after retiring from boxing.

Ali had a strong affinity with the Olympics, shooting to fame by winning the light heavyweight gold medal at the 1960 Games in Rome.