Date: Jun 05, 2016
By: AFP, SAN FRANCISCO
Muhammad Ali was remembered in tributes worldwide for his iconic fight for social justice as
well as his legendary boxing battles following his death on Friday at age 74.
“We lost a giant today,” Filipino fighter Manny Pacquiao said. “Boxing benefitted from Muhammad Ali’s talents, but not as much as mankind benefitted from his humanity.”
The front-page headline on Ali’s hometown newspaper, the Courier-Journal of Louisville, Kentucky, simply said, “The Greatest” with a photo of Ali in the ring.
Ali spoke out for African-American civil rights in the 1960s, carrying on his fight against injustice and sacrificing the prime years of his own career in the process.
“He is, without a question in my mind, the most transformative person of our time,” boxing promoter Bob Arum said. [FULL STORY]