Muhammad Ali, one of the greatest boxers of all time, and most recognizable people in the world, sadly passed away on Friday evening at the age of 74 due to a respiratory illness related to his Parkinson's disease.  Ali was boxing's only three time heavyweight champion, winning his first title in 1964 with a victory over Sonny Liston.  Nicknamed 'the greatest,' Ali went 31-0 before suffering the first defeat of his career to Joe Frazier in 1971.  Without question, Ali was the greatest promoter that the sport of boxing has ever seen, and one of the most charismatic athletes of all time.

Muhammad Ali was a true humanitarian, icon, and will never be forgotten for the countless lives that he touched.  Ali will be laid to rest next week in his home town of Louisville, Kentucky.  May the greatest of all time rest in peace, he will be missed, and live in the hearts of so many forever.

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