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Saturday, 4 June 2016

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali breathes last at 74


PHOENIX: Muhammad 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. He was 74. 
Earlier, boxing legend Muhammad Ali was being treated in hospital for a second day Friday for a respiratory ailment , amid reports his condition was deteriorating. Ali spokesman Bob Gunnell told the Louisville Courier-Journal that the 74-year-old former heavyweight world champion remained in fair condition in the Phoenix area and that a brief stay was still expected. Ali -- whose legendary boxing career stretched from 1960 to 1981 -- dazzled fans with slick moves in the ring, and with his wit and engaging persona outside it. 

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