Muhammad Ali, perhaps the world's greatest ever sporting legend, away on Friday, aged 74. Ali had the previous few days in hospital in Phoenix, Arizona with breathing problems. His children to Phoenix to their father for his final days. Ali is to be the best boxer in history. He the world heavyweight champion three times. He is widely known by his nickname – The Greatest. However, many people he was the greatest because of what he outside the boxing ring, not inside it. He a civil rights hero and strong opponent of the Vietnam War in the 1960s. He was an ambassador for world peace and tirelessly for charities for five decades after.
World leaders, sporting figures and celebrities have been tribute to Ali. Boxing promoter Bob Arum said: "Ali this country and impacted the world with his spirit. His legacy will part of our history for all time." U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Ali for changing the world. He said Ali his charm, wit and grace to fight for a better world, "and used his platform to up humanity". The daughter of Martin Luther King : "You were a champion in so many ways." Ali once said: "I would like to remembered as a man who the heavyweight title three times, who was humorous and who treated everyone right… As a man…who tried to all humankind through faith and love."