Mahama pays tribute to 'greatest of all time' Muhammad Ali

Mahama pays tribute to 'greatest of all time' Muhammad Ali

President John Mahama has paid tribute to boxing great, Muhammad Ali, who has died at the age of 74, following a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.

Mahama pays tribute to 'greatest of all time' Muhammad Ali

A family spokesperson confirmed to Omnisport on Saturday that “after a 32-year battle with Parkinson’s disease, Muhammed Ali has passed away at the age of 74. The three-time World Heavyweight champion boxer died this evening.”

Ali’s funeral will take place in his hometown of Louisville.

Considered by many to be the best boxer in history, Muhammad Ali proclaimed himself as the “Greatest of all time” in 1964 and the title stuck.

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Although defeated five times in his career, he is often referred to as “The Greatest” and is at the top of most boxing rankings.

In a Facebook post, President Mahama shared a photo of Muhammad Ali with Kwame Nkrumah, taken when the boxer visited Ghana in 1964.

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"Sad to hear the passing of Muhammad Ali. He was our hero and truly 'the Greatest'," he said in the caption.

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