Known the world over as the face of boxing, he was also politically outspoken.
Starting his career during the civil rights era, his presence helped to break down barriers.
In the 1960’s, Ali openly refused to serve in Vietnam, citing his then recent conversion to Islam as one of several reasons for being a conscientious objector.
During the 1970’s and 1980’s, Ali’s fame grew. Diagnosed with Parkinsons in the early 1980’s, he slowly withdrew from public life.
Remembered as a boxer, a political activist and a very wise man, Muhammad Ali is and will always be the greatest.