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A Twitter reaction to Muhammad Ali ‘The Greatest’ passing aged 74

Sam Barnard, Assistant Sports Editor | June 4, 2016

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali, widely renowned as the greatest ever in the sport, has sadly died aged 74 after suffering from Parkinson’s for over 30 years.

Although he quit the sport in 1981 after 61 professional fights (56-5, 37 KOs), he is still a household name and his fights with the likes of Sonny Liston, Joe Frazier and George Foreman are still remembered fondly to this day.

Ali may be gone but will certainly never be forgotten, and he leaves behind a huge legacy – one in particular that is still unmatched, being the only three-time lineal world heavyweight champion.

It is clear that he has and forever will inspire generations of fighters and even other sportspeople, in his fighting style and confidence in and out of the ring, but here are just a few tributes from not only the boxing world but from others in awe of the American great…

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