JUN 6, 2016 REMEMBERING THE G.O.A.T. (Audio)

 

 

          Boxing legend Muhammad Ali died Friday at the age of 74 following a thirty four year battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Widely considered the best boxer of all time, Ali transcended the sports world revolutionizing a generation. ESPN’s Jeremy Schaap says Ali brought boxing and bravado to the world…

 

“‘He quite literally took the world heavyweight championship around the world and made it global. He fought in Zaire, he fought in Zurich, he fought in Kuala Lumpur, he fought in Manila. He put the world in the world heavyweight championship to the extent that no one had ever done before.”

 
          Ali’s daughter Laila, also a world class boxer in her own right, says her father is renowned world wide…

 

“Anywhere you go in the world people recognize him. not only recognize him, but also love him because if the man that he is. Because he stood up for his beliefs. he fought for those who couldn’t speak up for themselves and he’ll truly be missed by all of us.”

 

          The funeral service for the “Greatest of All Time” is Monday in Ali’s hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. Laila says even if death her father remains a showmen…

 

“He knew how he wanted everything for his memorial and he said he wanted it in an arena. It definitely needs to be in an arena so everybody can come and be there. And it’s like, trust me, if 10 million people show up, it’s not going to be enough for him.”

 
          Muhammad Ali had a career record of 61 wins, and just five losses. He was an Olympic Gold Medalist, a three time World Heavyweight Champion, and an iconic figure in the political rights movements.

 

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