(FILES) This file photo taken on October 30, 1974 shows the fight opposing former world heavyweight boxing champion the American Muhammad Ali (R) and his compatriot and titleholder George Foreman (L) in Kinshasa. Ali won and got back his title.
Boxing icon Muhammad Ali died on Friday, June 3, a family spokesman said in a statement. “After a 32-year battle with Parkinsons disease, Muhammad Ali has passed away at the age of 74,” spokesman Bob Gunnell said. / AFP PHOTO / –
25th February 1964: American boxer Cassius Clay (left), later Muhammad Ali, in action against Sonny Liston during their heavyweight title fight at Miami Beach, Florida. Clay won the contest, becoming world champion, when Liston failed to come out at the start of the seventh round. (Photo by Harry Benson/Express/Getty Images)
FILE – In this Nov. 9, 2005 file photo, President Bush presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to boxer Muhammad Ali in the East Room of the White House. He is now so much a part of the nation’s social fabric that it’s hard to comprehend a time when Ali was more reviled than revered. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
FILE Ñ Muhammad Ali lands a punch on Ken Norton during their title bout at Yankee Stadium in New York, Sept. 28, 1976. Ali, the three-time world heavyweight boxing champion whose brash self-confidence and personal convictions made him the most charismatic and controversial sports figure of the 20th century, died in Phoenix on June 3, 2016. He was 74. (Barton Silverman/The New York Times)
FILE – In this June 15, 1975, file photo, world heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali shouts “Joe Bugner must go!” to Malaysian fans during a training session for his fight against Bugner in Kuala Lumpur. Ali turns 70 on Jan. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/File)
FILE – In this Sept. 11, 1974, file photo, heavyweight title challenger Muhammad Ali, surrounded by Zaire soldiers, waves to crowd upon his arrival in Kinshasa, Zaire. Ali is in Zaire for a fight against George Foreman. Ali, the magnificent heavyweight champion whose fast fists and irrepressible personality transcended sports and captivated the world, has died according to a statement released by his family Friday, June 3, 2016. He was 74. (AP Photo/Horst Faas, File)
27 Feb 1964: Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) flies around the ring after beating Sonny Liston in the seventh round of the World Heavyweight Title bout in Miami Beach, Florida, USA. It was during these scenes that Clay claimed, “I am the Greatest” and “I shook up the World”. Mandatory Credit: Allsport Hulton/Archive
FILE – This is a Oct. 30, 1974 file photo Muhammad Ali watches George Foreman head for the canvas after being knocked out in the eighth round of their match in Kinshasa, Zaire. Ali, the magnificent heavyweight champion whose fast fists and irrepressible personality transcended sports and captivated the world, has died according to a statement released by his family Friday, June 3, 2016. He was 74. (AP Photo, File)
FILE – In this Oct. 1, 1975, file photo, Muhammad Ali, left, grimaces as he exchanges blows with Joe Frazier in the first round of their title bout at the Coliseum in Manila, Philippines. It was, Muhammad Ali would later say, the closest thing to death he had ever known. Ali, the magnificent heavyweight champion whose fast fists and irrepressible personality transcended sports and captivated the world, has died according to a statement released by his family Friday, June 3, 2016. He was 74.(AP Photo/Mitsunori Chigita, File)
Muhammad Ali and Lyle Alzado promote their Exhibition fight. 1979.
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Boxer Muhammad Ali (left) at a press conference in April 1972 with opponent George Chuvalo (right) prior to their fight at the Coliseum. Gordon Sedawie/The Province [PNG Merlin Archive]
** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE–FILE **Muhammad Ali throws a punch at Joe Frazier, right, during their bout at Madison Square Garden in New York, in this Jan. 28, 1974, file photo. Ali’s hometown of Louisville is ready to unveil a museum celebrating the life of one of the 20th century’s most recognizable figures. The Muhammad Ali Center is to open Nov. 21,2005, chronicling the life of “The Greatest” inside and outside the ring, emphasizing his peaceful values and vision of global tolerance, and setting the record straight about that infamous gold medal. (AP Photo/File)
The Broncos Lyle Alzado, left, took on the former heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali at Mile High Stadium in July 1979. 11,128 people showed up at Mile High. The match lasted eight rounds. Alzado and some friends promoted the fight. He had even taken out a second mortgage on his house to guarantee that the event would go off as scheduled. Ticket sales generated slightly more than $200,000, considerably less than Ali’s appearance fee of $250,000. Historical Collection
FILE – In this Sept. 18, 1975, file photo, Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos, left, applauds as challenger Joe Frazier, right, makes some remarks about world champion Muhammad Ali, second from left, during their call on Marcos at the Malacanang Palace in Manila, Philippines. Ali, the magnificent heavyweight champion whose fast fists and irrepressible personality transcended sports and captivated the world, has died according to a statement released by his family Friday, June 3, 2016. He was 74. (AP Photo/Jess Tan, File)
Heavyweight champion Cassius Clay tells dressing room crowd. “My plan for the fight was to punch–and you saw it,” after he defeated challenger Cleveland Williams on a technical knockout in Houston’s Astrodome tonight. Clay also credited his ‘Ali shuffle’ for aiding him in downing Williams four times in the three round fight. 1966. Credit: AP
USA. Chicago, Illinois. 1966. World heavyweight champion Muhammad ALI takes a break from training to talk on the phone.
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I Am Ali film. Handout via Gareth A Davies.
Muhammad Ali scores with a solid right to the head of ken Norton as he goes on to win a split decision. Ali was defeated 5? months ago by Norton in San Diego when he broke the jaw of Ali. 1973. Denver Post Library photo archive
WINK, WINK! This is the incrediable Muhammed Ali on his way to a unanimous oints victory over Joe Frazier in New York.
It was Ali in comtemptuous mood, contributing to what Reg Gutteridge calls ‘unquestionably the most stirring big battle I have seen”.
But Ali, generous in victory said later: “Joe was better than I thought. I’d love to give him anoter chance”.
” It was boxing at it’s brutal, fascinating, admirable best with courage unquestioned.”
With compressed lips, Muhammad Ali punches bag on Jan. 10, 1974 in his Deer Lake, Pa., training camp where he is preparing for his January 28 rematch with Joe Frazier. Ali still broods about his defeat by Frazier back in March 1971 but says he is going to win this time. (AP Photo/ Rusty Kennedy)
Muhammad Ali in locker room, 1961.
FILE – In this Feb. 8, 1962 file photo, a young Muhammad Ali is seen with his trainer Angelo Dundee at City Parks Gym in New York. The three-time heavyweight boxing champion will celebrate a milestone birthday Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, when he turns 70. Ali will be surrounded by friends who are gathering Saturday evening, Jan. 14, for a birthday party at the Muhammad Ali Center in his hometown of Louisville. (AP Photo/Dan Grossi, File)
FILE – An undated file picture shows US heavyweight boxers Muhammad Ali (R) and Joe Frazier (L) posing in early 1971. Born Cassius Clay, boxing legend Muhammad Ali, dubbed ‘The Greatest,’ died on 03 June 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, at the age of 74, a family spokesman said. Photo by: UPI/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images
Vancouver, Sept. 28,2 000 Muhammad Ali grabs a fire axe at the Vancouver airport in this undated file photo. (Photo: Ralph Bower/Vancouver Sun) [PNG Merlin Archive]
Heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali has his mouth closed as he listens to pro actors Ernest Borgnine (left) and John Marley (right) at the fifth street gym in Miami Beach on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1976. Filming began in morning on ?The Greatest?, the story of Ali and starring these three. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin)
17th May 1966: World heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali meets 8 month old Maria Morin in a training session at the Territorial Army Gymnasium at White City, London. Ali is in training for his fight against the British champion Henry Cooper at Arsenal’s Highbury Stadium, London on May 21st. (Photo by R. McPhedran/Express/Getty Images)
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