Tyson is not impressed by Mayweather’s suggestion that he compares to Ali.
He’s very delusional. Listen, if he was anywhere near that realm of great as Muhammad Ali, he’d be able to take his kids to school by himself. OK, he can’t take his kids to school by himself, and he’s talking about he’s great? Greatness is not guarding yourself from the people. It’s being accepted by the people. He can’t take his kids alone to school by himself. He’s a little scared man. He’s a very small, scared man.
Khalila Ali says her ex-husband would have supported McGregor.
Ali don’t like anybody dull, he likes everybody exciting. He’d be a Conor McGregor [fan]. Conor McGregor’s the guy.
Heritage Auctions says Ali’s WBC heavyweight championship boxing belt, the trunks Ali wore for his “Rumble in the Jungle” victory over George Foreman in Zaire, the gloves worn by Liston when he lost his title to Ali, and a handwritten letter about his conversion to Islam are among 79 items that will be auctioned in September, in the biggest such sale since Ali’s death. Heritage says most of the items came from collectors, with nothing coming from Ali’s family. Heritage:
With the recent passing of Muhammad Ali, we have received telephone calls from collectors all over the world seeking important pieces from his life and career.
Ali’s funeral is held in Louisville, Kentucky. Muslim, Christian, Jewish and other speakers speak of his fight for civil rights, while a message from President Barack Obama praises his originality. His wife Lonnie:
If Muhammad didn’t like the rules, he rewrote them. His religion, his beliefs, his name were his to fashion, no matter what the cost. Muhammad wants young people of every background to see his life as proof that adversity can make you stronger. It cannot rob you of the power to dream, and to reach your dreams.
McGregor pays tribute to Muhammad Ali, with a line from the film, Reservoir Dogs.
Ali dies in Phoenix, AZ, of respiratory failure, age 74. His daughter Hana Ali, said the family was surrounding her father, hugging and kissing him, holding his hands and chanting an Islamic prayer, while his heart kept beating as his other organs gave out.
No one had even seen anything like it. A true testament to the strength of his Spirit and Will!
Ali is diagnosed with Parkinson’s, after suffering from tremors, slurred speech and slowed body movements for three years. Doctors prescribe drugs which alleviate the worst of his symptoms.
Ali talks about being arguably the most famous person on Earth:
It’s surprising, but I never realized why I was so famous. The name Muhammad is the most common name in the world. In all the countries around the world—Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon—there are more Muhammads than anything else. When I joined the Nation of Islam and became a Muslim, they gave me the most famous name because I was the champ.