Thousands gather in Louisville for final farewell to Muhammad Ali

Thousands gather in Louisville for final farewell to Muhammad Ali

  Fans chanting “Ali!” and throwing flowers lined the streets of Muhammad Ali’s hometown in Kentucky on Friday for a funeral procession to celebrate the boxing champion who won worldwide admiration as a man of principle. Ali, a once-controversial convert to Islam who lost three years of his boxing career for refusing U.S. military service […]

Muhammad Ali, boxing’s ‘greatest’, dies at 74

Muhammad Ali, boxing’s ‘greatest’, dies at 74

Former heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali, one of the world’s most celebrated and voluble sports figures, who famously described himself as “The Greatest”, died Friday night in Phoenix, Arizona, at age 74. For legions of his fans across the world, Ali was the living embodiment of the American Dream – even as he blasted the […]