The world of sports lost an icon Friday night, as former world boxing champion Muhammad Ali passed away at 74 years old.
Ali, who had suffered from Parkinson’s Disease for several years, was with his family when he died in Scottsdale, Arizona. A funeral is planned for Friday in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky.
Nicknamed “The Greatest,” Ali had classics with George Foreman, Joe Frazier and others during his boxing career. He compiled a record of 56-5 with 37 wins via knockout.
Ali also won gold at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome at light heavyweight. His last pro fight came in 1981 when he lost to Trevor Berbick, a year after dropping the heavyweight title to Larry Holmes.