A respiratory problem suffered by ex-world heavyweight champion and charismatic hero Muhammad Ali has the boxing world on hold fearing the worst.
Reports in several media spots have ‘The Greatest’ fighting for his life in ICU following years of speculation over Ali’s well-being.
In 2014, UK media placed Ali on his death bed, which was later denied correctly, although this time around there is much more cause for concern.
WBN has contacted Ali’s publicist Bob Gunnell, WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman and experienced reporter Bill Caplon in a bid to substantiate the current condition of boxing’s biggest figurehead. All three could not corroborate the stories currently circulating that Ali is on the verge of passing on at the age of 74.
‘The Louisville Lip’ has suffered from Parkinson’s disease since the 1980’s and has live reclusively for the past decade in his hometown.
An Olympic gold medallist, Ali is apparently fighting for his life, but until something is confirmed by the people who are in the know, WBN is in the dark to report correctly.
Ali won the hearts of the world during his ring career, and whatever the outcome on his mortality, his complete legend status will never be in doubt.
The 74 year-old won 56 of 61 bouts and retired in 1981 following a ten-round defeat to Trevor Berbick.