Death has surely come as a merciful release for Muhammad Ali, for it has ended an agonising 30-year struggle with Parkinson’s disease – the one opponent even The Greatest couldn’t beat.
Let’s take a look at the legend’s relationships, family and children in pictures…
TheLegendary boxer married four times and had a complicated family life, he was described as a serial adulterer whose train-wreck private life has left his legacy to his loved ones marred by jealousy, bitterness and division.
Well, on boxing terms, his success can be measured by the unprecedented three world titles he won. When it comes to racial integration, the role he played was so pivotal that it arguably blazed the trail that led to America electing its first black president. Yet sadly his legacy to his family is marred by jealousy, bitterness and division.
Yes, Ali was a sporting genius; a fighter blessed with such grace and agility that he transformed boxing into ballet. Yes, he was a man of unswerving conviction, having sacrificed popularity among America’s white majority to champion the Black Rights movement, and given up his world title and the best years of his career rather than take part in the Vietnam War.