Tributes Pour In For Muhammad Ali
UNDATED (AP) — Tributes to Muhammad Ali rolled in from around the world, a day after the boxing legend's death.
Ali died Friday at age 74, according to a statement from the family. He was hospitalized in the Phoenix area with respiratory problems earlier this week, and his children had flown in from around the country.
A funeral will be held in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. The city plans a memorial service Saturday. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer ordered flags lowered to half-staff to honor Ali.
With a wit as sharp as the punches he used to "whup" opponents, Ali dominated sports for two decades before time and Parkinson's disease, triggered by thousands of blows to the head, ravaged his magnificent body, muted his majestic voice and ended his storied career in 1981.
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