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Old 06-03-2016, 07:27 PM   #1
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Sadly, there are news reports that Muhammad Ali is in grave condition with respiratory issues. Hope the champ finds a way to bounce back, but signs are that we may lose another icon .

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Muhammad Ali's 38-year-old daughter, Laila Ali, said in a statement Friday that she "appreciates the outpouring of love" amid her father's hospitalization with respiratory issues.

"Laila's number one priority is her father's well-being. She truly appreciates the outpouring of love for her family, as she spends quality time with her dad," her spokesperson said.

A 911 call was made to the Paradise Valley Police Department around 1 p.m., authorities said. EMS personnel can be overheard on the recording saying someone was having "difficulty breathing" at Ali's address.
Muhammad Ali's Daughter Praises 'Outpouring of Love' Amid Boxer's Hospitalization - ABC News
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Old 06-03-2016, 10:12 PM   #2
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My mother met him in a hotel gift shop in Miami many years ago... she said that he was a very gracious man and spent a few minutes talking with her and then went on his way.
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I always thought it ironic that a man of such physical prowess and force of personality was struck down by a debilitating disease like Parkinson's. Sounds pretty grave considering his condition/age. One of the greats.
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Many years ago (last century, 80's, 90's?), my Uncle (RIP) was in a position where he sometimes met famous people. He happened to meet Ali, and asked for his autograph. He said it was almost like he was illiterate, he seemed to have trouble writing his own name. That might have been from the onset of Parkinsons, but the public did not know at the time.

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I always thought it ironic that a man of such physical prowess and force of personality was struck down by a debilitating disease like Parkinson's. Sounds pretty grave considering his condition/age. One of the greats.
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The Holmes fight is said to have contributed to Ali's Parkinson's syndrome.

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R.I.P., Muhammad Ali.

Muhammad Ali, 'The Greatest of All Time', Dead at 74 - NBC News

He was The Greatest.
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His carrying the torch at the Olympics here in 96 is a vision i have always remembered
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RIP Ali. I am a former boxer and Ali has been my hero. It's beyond boxing. He has been a hero for humanity. So sad.
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Boxing was never the same after he retired imo. I enjoyed watching him box, but never watch today. R.I.P.
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One of my favorite Ali lines: "You better C Sharp or B Flat."

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Though I'm a vet, I respected his fight to not enter the Army during Vietnam. His athletic prowess is second to none. RIP.


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So sad. IMO, He was the greatest HW champ "in my lifetime". Maybe of all time.
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I grew up in Louisville, KY and I'll always remember him as our hometown hero. When I was in elementary school, I picked Ali as my hero and did a book report about his life. This Thanksgiving when I visit family in Louisville, I'll definitely pay a visit to the Ali Museum. RIP Champ.
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Such a big loss of a sports icon. Clay/Ali to Boxing was like Babe Ruth to baseball.
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Such a big loss of a sports icon. Clay/Ali to Boxing was like Babe Ruth to baseball.
+1. And like the other poster mentioned, I recall getting chills when he appeared on the steps to light the Olympic torch.
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Thanks I was searching for the right words. That's a great way to remember him. He was a different level of competitor than many. The man was truly amazing.
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Thanks I was searching for the right words. That's a great way to remember him. He was a different level of competitor than many. The man was truly amazing.

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Such a big loss of a sports icon. Clay/Ali to Boxing was like Babe Ruth to baseball.
True, but please don't call him Clay. He didn't like that.
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True, but please don't call him Clay. He didn't like that.
True. But if you only look at his post Clay career, that would cut out so many of his earlier spectacular fights.
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