Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali Death At 74

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Muhammad Ali Death


How did Muhammad Ali death had happened?

Muhammad Ali was admitted to a hospital in Scottsdale, Arizona, on June 2, 2016, for a respiratory illness. Though his condition was initially described as fair, it deteriorated and he died the next day from septic shock at the age of 74.

Muhammad Ali tributed by people

Ali’s death was the top trending topic on Twitter for more than 12 hours and on Facebook for several days following his death. Muhammad Ali: Made In Miami, a documentary produced by BET, was shown. ESPN aired four hours of commercial-free Ali coverage. ABC News, BBC News, CNN, and Fox News all did extensive coverage of him. He was widely mourned around the world, and a family spokesman stated that the family “certainly believes that Muhammad was a citizen of the world… and they know that the world grieves with him.”

Pre-planned funeral

Ali’s funeral had been planned for several years prior to his death by himself and others. On June 9, 2016, an Islamic Janazah prayer service was held at Freedom Hall on the grounds of the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoan attended the Janazah prayer. The funeral procession passed through the streets of Louisville on June 10, 2016, and ended at Cave Hill Cemetery, where his body was interred in a private ceremony. On June 10, a public memorial service for Ali was held at downtown Louisville’s KFC Yum! Center. The eulogy was delivered by Billy Crystal. Will Smith, Lennox Lewis, and Mike Tyson were among the pallbearers, with George Chuvalo, Larry Holmes, and George Foreman serving as honorary pallbearers. Ali’s memorial was watched by an estimated 1 billion people around the world.

Last boxing in his career

Following the Manila fight, Ali faced Jean-Pierre Coopman, Jimmy Young, and Richard Dunn, all of whom he defeated by knockout. Taekwondo Grandmaster Jhoon Rhee taught Ali the punch that knocked Dunn out. That punch was known as the “Accupunch” by Rhee, who learned it from Bruce Lee. Ali’s last knockout came in the Dunn fight, which ended his boxing career. In September 1976, Ali faced Ken Norton for the third time. The fight, which took place at Yankee Stadium, ended with Ali winning a contentious decision that ringside commentators had scored in Norton’s favor. Following that, he announced his retirement from boxing to practice his faith, having converted to Sunni Islam after a squabble with the Nation of Islam the year before. After defeating Alfredo Evangelista in May 1977, Ali struggled against Earnie Shavers the following September, getting pummelling a few times by punches to the head. Ali won the fight by unanimous decision, but the fight caused his longtime doctor, Ferdie Pacheco, to resign after being rebuffed for suggesting Ali retire. Pacheco was reported to have said, “Ali’s kidneys were failing, according to a report from the New York State Athletic Commission. I wrote to Ali’s trainer, Angelo Dundee, his wife, and Ali himself. I did not receive a response. That’s when I decided it was time to call it quits.”

Muhammad Ali’s Layman career

Ali was introduced to boxing by Louisville police officer and boxing coach Joe E. Martin, who encountered the 12-year-old enraged because a thief had stolen his bicycle. He informed the officer that he planned to “whup” the thief. Clay was advised by the officer to first learn how to box. Clay initially declined Martin’s offer, but after watching amateur boxers on a local television boxing show called Tomorrow’s Champions, Clay became interested in the prospect of fighting. He then began working with trainer Fred Stoner, whom he credits with providing him with “real training,” eventually shaping “my style, stamina, and system.” Clay was trained by boxing cutman Chuck Bodak for the final four years of his amateur career.

Clay made his amateur boxing debut in 1954 against Ronnie O’Keefe, a local amateur boxer. He won on a tie vote. He went on to win six Kentucky Golden Gloves championships, two national Golden Gloves championships, an Amateur Athletic Union national championship, and the light heavyweight gold medal at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome. Clay had a 100-win-five-loss amateur record. In his 1975 autobiography, Ali stated that shortly after returning from the Rome Olympics, he threw his gold medal into the Ohio River after being refused service at a “whites-only” restaurant and fighting with a white gang. Several of Ali’s friends, including Bundini Brown and photographer Howard Bingham, later denied the story. According to Thomas Hauser’s biography of Ali, Ali was refused service at the diner but lost his medal a year later. During the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Ali received a replacement medal during a basketball intermission after lighting the torch to begin the games.

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