Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali Dies at 74Yasodha Devi (Author) Published Date : Jun 04, 2016 15:27 IST World News
Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali Dies at 74
The world's popular heavy weight boxing champion died at hospital who was admitted on Thursday. He was suffering from respiratory problems and it became serious by the Parkinson's disease. He was admitted in the US city of Phoenix hospital. Ali was diagnosed with this disease on1984 he had been suffering for 3 decades.
His funeral ceremony will be conducted at his hometown of Louisville in Kentucky. He was born on Jan 17, 1942 and died on June 3rd 2016.
He had won 56 matches among 61 fights he participated. He had won with 37 knockout matches. At the age of 12 when Ali's cycle was stolen, he bet the guy which was noticed by police Joe Martin. He gave training to Ali in boxing. At the age of 12 he started boxing training and at age of 22 he became world heavy weight champion.
In 1960's he won Rome Olympic gold medal participating in light-heavy weight boxing. In four years of his boxing he won 19 fights. In 20th match Ali aged 22 participated in world boxing champion and stood opposite to that day champion Sonny Liston and knocked out him at the seventh round.
His death news began to trigger the social media and within an hour 50000 tweets were posted on twitter about Muhammad Ali. And more than 3 lakh tweets were posted till this morning 8 am. Until now 4 lakh 50 thousand tweets are trending in the tag #MuhammadAli.
Ali never failed to spread the good message taking risk of his career. Some of his popular quotes are
'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'
'He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.'
“Don't count the days make the days count'