Photos: Boxing legend Muhammad Ali through the years

A quote from Muhammad Ali. (WKRQ/Hubbard Radio Cincinnati/Brian Douglas)
A quote from Muhammad Ali. (WKRQ/Hubbard Radio Cincinnati/Brian Douglas) (WKRQ/Hubbard Radio Cincinnati/Brian Douglas)
FILE - In this March 1, 1964, file photo, world heavyweight boxing champion, Muhammad Ali, right, is shown with Black Muslim Leader, Malcolm X, outside the Trans-Lux Newsreel Theater  in New York City, after watching a screening of films on Ali's title fight with Sonny Liston in Miami Beach. Ali, the magnificent heavyweight champion whose fast fists and irrepressible personality transcended sports and captivated the world, has died according to a statement released by his family Friday, June 3, 2016. He was 74. (AP Photo)
In this March 1, 1964, file photo, world heavyweight boxing champion, Muhammad Ali, right, is shown with Black Muslim Leader, Malcolm X, outside the Trans-Lux Newsreel Theater in New York City, after watching a screening of films on Ali’s title fight with Sonny Liston in Miami Beach. (AP Photo) (AP)
FILE - In this May 25, 1965 file photo, perspiration beads on the face of world heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali during training for his fight with Sonny Liston,  in Lewiston, Maine. Ali, the magnificent heavyweight champion whose fast fists and irrepressible personality transcended sports and captivated the world, has died according to a statement released by his family Friday, June 3, 2016. He was 74. (AP Photo/File)
In this May 25, 1965 file photo, perspiration beads on the face of world heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali during training for his fight with Sonny Liston, in Lewiston, Maine. (AP Photo/File) (AP)
FILE - In this May 25, 1965, file photo, heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, then known as Cassius Clay, stands over challenger Sonny Liston, shouting and gesturing shortly after dropping Liston with a short hard right to the jaw, in Lewiston, Maine. Ali, the magnificent heavyweight champion whose fast fists and irrepressible personality transcended sports and captivated the world, has died according to a statement released by his family Friday, June 3, 2016. He was 74.
 (AP Photo/John Rooney, File)
In this May 25, 1965, file photo, heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, then known as Cassius Clay, stands over challenger Sonny Liston, shouting and gesturing shortly after dropping Liston with a short hard right to the jaw, in Lewiston, Maine. (AP Photo/John Rooney, File) (AP)
FILE - In this March 29, 1967, file photo, heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, center left, and Dr. Martin Luther King speak to reporters. Ali, the magnificent heavyweight champion whose fast fists and irrepressible personality transcended sports and captivated the world, has died according to a statement released by his family Friday, June 3, 2016. He was 74. (AP Photo/File)
In this March 29, 1967, file photo, heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, center left, and Dr. Martin Luther King speak to reporters. (AP Photo/File) (AP)
FILE - In this April 28, 1967 file photo, heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali is escorted from the Armed Forces Examining and Entrance Station in Houston by Lt. Col. J. Edwin McKee, commandant of the station, after Ali refused Army induction. Ali, the magnificent heavyweight champion whose fast fists and irrepressible personality transcended sports and captivated the world, has died according to a statement released by his family Friday, June 3, 2016. He was 74. (AP Photo)
In this April 28, 1967 file photo, heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali is escorted from the Armed Forces Examining and Entrance Station in Houston by Lt. Col. J. Edwin McKee, commandant of the station, after Ali refused Army induction. (AP Photo) (AP)
A quote from Muhammad Ali. (WKRQ/Hubbard Radio Cincinnati/Brian Douglas)
A quote from Muhammad Ali. (WKRQ/Hubbard Radio Cincinnati/Brian Douglas) (WKRQ/Hubbard Radio Cincinnati/Brian Douglas)
FILE - In this Feb. 25, 1968, file photo, former heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali speaks at a Black Muslim convention in Chicago. Seated behind Ali is Elijah Muhammad, leader of the Nation of Islam. Ali, the magnificent heavyweight champion whose fast fists and irrepressible personality transcended sports and captivated the world, has died according to a statement released by his family Friday, June 3, 2016. He was 74. (AP Photo/file)
In this Feb. 25, 1968, file photo, former heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali speaks at a Black Muslim convention in Chicago. Seated behind Ali is Elijah Muhammad, leader of the Nation of Islam. (AP Photo/file) (AP)
Joe Frazer, Muhammad Ali
In this March 8, 1971, file photo, boxer Joe Frazier, left, hits Muhammad Ali during the 15th round of their heavyweight title fight at New York’s Madison Square Garden. (AP Photo, File) (AP)
Bob Foster, Muhammad Ali
In this Nov. 21, 1972, file photo, Bob Foster, left, connects with a left to Muhammad Ali during a boxing bout in Stateline, Nev. (AP Photo/File) (AP)
FILE - In this Sept. 11, 1974, file photo, heavyweight title challenger Muhammad Ali, surrounded by Zaire soldiers, waves to crowd upon his arrival in Kinshasha, Zaire. Ali is in Zaire for a fight against George Foreman. Ali, the magnificent heavyweight champion whose fast fists and irrepressible personality transcended sports and captivated the world, has died according to a statement released by his family Friday, June 3, 2016. He was 74. (AP Photo/Horst Faas, File)
In this Sept. 11, 1974, file photo, heavyweight title challenger Muhammad Ali, surrounded by Zaire soldiers, waves to crowd upon his arrival in Kinshasha, Zaire. Ali is in Zaire for a fight against George Foreman. (AP Photo/Horst Faas, File) (AP)
A quote from Muhammad Ali. (WKRQ/Hubbard Radio Cincinnati/Brian Douglas)
A quote from Muhammad Ali. (WKRQ/Hubbard Radio Cincinnati/Brian Douglas) (WKRQ/Hubbard Radio Cincinnati/Brian Douglas))
FILE - In this Sept. 17, 1974, file photo, Muhammad Ali is greeted in downtown Kinshasa, Zaire. Ali is in Zaire to fight George Foreman. Ali, the magnificent heavyweight champion whose fast fists and irrepressible personality transcended sports and captivated the world, has died according to a statement released by his family Friday, June 3, 2016. He was 74. (AP Photo)
In this Sept. 17, 1974, file photo, Muhammad Ali is greeted in downtown Kinshasa, Zaire. Ali is in Zaire to fight George Foreman. (AP Photo) (AP)
Muhammad Ali
This is an Oct. 9, 1974, file photo showing Muhammad Ali. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)(AP Photo/File) (AP)
A quote from Muhammad Ali. (WKRQ/Hubbard Radio Cincinnati/Brian Douglas)
A quote from Muhammad Ali. (WKRQ/Hubbard Radio Cincinnati/Brian Douglas) (WKRQ/Hubbard Radio Cincinnati/Brian Douglas)
FILE - This is a Oct. 30, 1974,  file photo showing George Foreman taking a right to the head from challenger Muhammad Ali in the seventh round in the match dubbed Rumble in the Jungle in Kinshasa, Zaire. Ali, the magnificent heavyweight champion whose fast fists and irrepressible personality transcended sports and captivated the world, has died according to a statement released by his family Friday, June 3, 2016. He was 74. (AP Photo/Ed Kolenovsky, File)
This is a Oct. 30, 1974, file photo showing George Foreman taking a right to the head from challenger Muhammad Ali in the seventh round in the match dubbed Rumble in the Jungle in Kinshasa, Zaire. (AP Photo/Ed Kolenovsky, File) (AP)
FILE - In this Oct. 30, 1974, file photo, challenger Muhammad Ali watches as defending world champion George Foreman goes down to the canvas in the eighth round of their WBA/WBC championship match in Kinshasa, Zaire. Ali, the magnificent heavyweight champion whose fast fists and irrepressible personality transcended sports and captivated the world, has died according to a statement released by his family Friday, June 3, 2016. He was 74. (AP Photo/File)
In this Oct. 30, 1974, file photo, challenger Muhammad Ali watches as defending world champion George Foreman goes down to the canvas in the eighth round of their WBA/WBC championship match in Kinshasa, Zaire. (AP Photo/File) (AP)
Ali Frazier King
In this July 17, 1975, file photo, heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, left, points at challenger Joe Frazier at a news conference in New York City. Standing between the fighters is boxing promoter Don King. It was, Muhammad Ali would later say, the closest thing to death he had ever known. He and Joe Frazier had gone 14 brutal rounds in stifling heat off a Philippines morning before Frazier’s trainer Eddie Futch mercifully signaled things to an end, his fighter blind and battered and feeling pretty close to death himself. (AP Photo/File) (AP)
FILE - In this Sept. 18, 1975, file photo, Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos, left, applauds as challenger Joe Frazier, right, makes some remarks about world champion Muhammad Ali, second from left, during their call on Marcos at the Malacanang Palace in Manila, Philippines.  Ali, the magnificent heavyweight champion whose fast fists and irrepressible personality transcended sports and captivated the world, has died according to a statement released by his family Friday, June 3, 2016. He was 74. (AP Photo/Jess Tan, File)
In this Sept. 18, 1975, file photo, Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos, left, applauds as challenger Joe Frazier, right, makes some remarks about world champion Muhammad Ali, second from left, during their call on Marcos at the Malacanang Palace in Manila, Philippines. (AP Photo/Jess Tan, File) (AP)
Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier
In this Oct. 1, 1975, file photo, Muhammad Ali, left, grimaces as he exchanges blows with Joe Frazier in the first round of their title bout at the Coliseum in Manila, Philippines. (AP Photo/Mitsunori Chigita, File) (AP)
A quote from Muhammad Ali. (WKRQ/Hubbard Radio Cincinnati/Brian Douglas)
A quote from Muhammad Ali. (WKRQ/Hubbard Radio Cincinnati/Brian Douglas) (WKRQ/Hubbard Radio Cincinnati/Brian Douglas))
FILE - In this Oct. 1, 1975, file photo, spray flies from the head of challenger Joe Frazier as heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali connects with a right in the ninth round of their title fight in Manila, Philippines. Ali, the magnificent heavyweight champion whose fast fists and irrepressible personality transcended sports and captivated the world, has died according to a statement released by his family Friday, June 3, 2016. He was 74. (AP Photo/Mitsunori Chigita, File)
In this Oct. 1, 1975 file photo, spray flies from the head of challenger Joe Frazier as heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali connects with a right in the ninth round of their title fight in Manila, Philippines. (AP Photo/Mitsunori Chigita, File) (AP)
FILE - In this Oct. 1, 1975, file photo, Muhammad Ali's throws a right at Joe Frazier in the 13th round in their title bout in Manila, Philippines. Ali, the magnificent heavyweight champion whose fast fists and irrepressible personality transcended sports and captivated the world, has died according to a statement released by his family Friday, June 3, 2016. He was 74. (AP Photo/FILE)
In this Oct. 1, 1975, file photo, Muhammad Ali’s throws a right at Joe Frazier in the 13th round in their title bout in Manila, Philippines. (AP Photo/FILE) (AP)
FILE - In this Oct. 1, 1975, file photo, Muhammad Ali is sprawled on the canvas in his corner of the ring after he collapsed off his chair at the end of the 14th round in a bout against Joe Frazier at the Coliseum in Manila, Philippines. (AP Photo/File)
In this Oct. 1, 1975, file photo, Muhammad Ali is sprawled on the canvas in his corner of the ring after he collapsed off his chair at the end of the 14th round in a bout against Joe Frazier at the Coliseum in Manila, Philippines. (AP Photo/File) (AP)
FILE - In this July 26, 1976, file photo, world heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali is shown trying to evade kicks by wrestler Antonio Inoki during their 15-round World Martial Arts match, in Tokyo. The freak show Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Connor McGregor are talking about probably won’t happen, though stranger things have happened. (AP Photo/File)
In this July 26, 1976, file photo, world heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali is shown trying to evade kicks by wrestler Antonio Inoki during their 15-round World Martial Arts match, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/File) (AP)
FILE - In this April 13, 1981, file photo, sportscaster Howard Cosell, right, is pictured laying one on the chin of former world heavyweight boxing champ Muhammad Ali during a dinner in New York. Ali, the magnificent heavyweight champion whose fast fists and irrepressible personality transcended sports and captivated the world, has died according to a statement released by his family Friday, June 3, 2016. He was 74. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
In this April 13, 1981, file photo, sportscaster Howard Cosell, right, is pictured laying one on the chin of former world heavyweight boxing champ Muhammad Ali during a dinner in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File) (AP)
FILE - This is a 1995 file photo showing Muhammad Ali smiling during a visit to New York. Ali, the magnificent heavyweight champion whose fast fists and irrepressible personality transcended sports and captivated the world, has died according to a statement released by his family Friday, June 3, 2016. He was 74. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, FIle)
This is a 1995 file photo showing Muhammad Ali smiling during a visit to New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) (AP)
Ali
In this Nov. 23, 1988, file photo, former world heavyweight boxing champ Muhammad Ali prays with a class of Muslim boys at Dafaalah el Sa’em Mosque in Khartoum, Sudan. (AP Photo/Abder Raouf, File) (AP)
Donald Trump, Muhammad Ali
In this March 24, 2007, file photo, Donald Trump, left, accepts his Muhammad Ali award from Ali at Muhammad Ali’s Celebrity Fight Night XIII in Phoenix, Ariz. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File) (ap)
Muhammad Ali
In this Feb. 22, 2012, file photo, former heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali poses at St. Joseph’s Hospital Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File) (AP)
FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2012, file photo, Muhammad Ali, center, with the support of sister in-law Marilyn Williams, left, and wife Lonnie, walks through the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph's in Phoenix. Mohammed Ali is in the hospital with respiratory problems, and while officials haven't given details about his condition, the boxing great’s health in general is complicated by advanced Parkinson’s _ a degenerative disease he’s lived with for three decades.  (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, David Kadlubowski) MARICOPA COUNTY OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES
In this Feb. 22, 2012, file photo, Muhammad Ali, center, with the support of sister in-law Marilyn Williams, left, and wife Lonnie, walks through the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s in Phoenix. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, David Kadlubowski) (AP)
FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2012, file photo, retired boxing champion Muhammad Ali, center, waves alongside his wife Lonnie Ali, left, and his sister-in-law Marilyn Williams, right, after receiving the Liberty Medal during a ceremony at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.  Ali, the magnificent heavyweight champion whose fast fists and irrepressible personality transcended sports and captivated the world, has died according to a statement released by his family Friday, June 3, 2016. He was 74. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
In this Sept. 13, 2012, file photo, retired boxing champion Muhammad Ali, center, waves alongside his wife Lonnie Ali, left, and his sister-in-law Marilyn Williams, right, after receiving the Liberty Medal during a ceremony at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File) (AP)
FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2014, file photo, Muhammad Ali is shown before the Ali Humanitarian Awards ceremony in Louisville, Ky. A spokesman for boxing great Muhammad Ali says the former heavyweight champion is being treated in a hospital for a respiratory issue. Spokesman Bob Gunnell said Thursday, June 2, 2016, that Ali is being treated by doctors as a precaution.  (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)
In this Sept. 27, 2014, file photo, Muhammad Ali is shown before the Ali Humanitarian Awards ceremony in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File) (AP)
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A quote from Muhammad Ali. (WKRQ/Hubbard Radio Cincinnati/Brian Douglas)
FILE - In this March 1, 1964, file photo, world heavyweight boxing champion, Muhammad Ali, right, is shown with Black Muslim Leader, Malcolm X, outside the Trans-Lux Newsreel Theater  in New York City, after watching a screening of films on Ali's title fight with Sonny Liston in Miami Beach. Ali, the magnificent heavyweight champion whose fast fists and irrepressible personality transcended sports and captivated the world, has died according to a statement released by his family Friday, June 3, 2016. He was 74. (AP Photo)
FILE - In this May 25, 1965 file photo, perspiration beads on the face of world heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali during training for his fight with Sonny Liston,  in Lewiston, Maine. Ali, the magnificent heavyweight champion whose fast fists and irrepressible personality transcended sports and captivated the world, has died according to a statement released by his family Friday, June 3, 2016. He was 74. (AP Photo/File)
FILE - In this May 25, 1965, file photo, heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, then known as Cassius Clay, stands over challenger Sonny Liston, shouting and gesturing shortly after dropping Liston with a short hard right to the jaw, in Lewiston, Maine. Ali, the magnificent heavyweight champion whose fast fists and irrepressible personality transcended sports and captivated the world, has died according to a statement released by his family Friday, June 3, 2016. He was 74.
 (AP Photo/John Rooney, File)
FILE - In this March 29, 1967, file photo, heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, center left, and Dr. Martin Luther King speak to reporters. Ali, the magnificent heavyweight champion whose fast fists and irrepressible personality transcended sports and captivated the world, has died according to a statement released by his family Friday, June 3, 2016. He was 74. (AP Photo/File)
FILE - In this April 28, 1967 file photo, heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali is escorted from the Armed Forces Examining and Entrance Station in Houston by Lt. Col. J. Edwin McKee, commandant of the station, after Ali refused Army induction. Ali, the magnificent heavyweight champion whose fast fists and irrepressible personality transcended sports and captivated the world, has died according to a statement released by his family Friday, June 3, 2016. He was 74. (AP Photo)
A quote from Muhammad Ali. (WKRQ/Hubbard Radio Cincinnati/Brian Douglas)
FILE - In this Feb. 25, 1968, file photo, former heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali speaks at a Black Muslim convention in Chicago. Seated behind Ali is Elijah Muhammad, leader of the Nation of Islam. Ali, the magnificent heavyweight champion whose fast fists and irrepressible personality transcended sports and captivated the world, has died according to a statement released by his family Friday, June 3, 2016. He was 74. (AP Photo/file)
Joe Frazer, Muhammad Ali
Bob Foster, Muhammad Ali
FILE - In this Sept. 11, 1974, file photo, heavyweight title challenger Muhammad Ali, surrounded by Zaire soldiers, waves to crowd upon his arrival in Kinshasha, Zaire. Ali is in Zaire for a fight against George Foreman. Ali, the magnificent heavyweight champion whose fast fists and irrepressible personality transcended sports and captivated the world, has died according to a statement released by his family Friday, June 3, 2016. He was 74. (AP Photo/Horst Faas, File)
A quote from Muhammad Ali. (WKRQ/Hubbard Radio Cincinnati/Brian Douglas)
FILE - In this Sept. 17, 1974, file photo, Muhammad Ali is greeted in downtown Kinshasa, Zaire. Ali is in Zaire to fight George Foreman. Ali, the magnificent heavyweight champion whose fast fists and irrepressible personality transcended sports and captivated the world, has died according to a statement released by his family Friday, June 3, 2016. He was 74. (AP Photo)
Muhammad Ali
A quote from Muhammad Ali. (WKRQ/Hubbard Radio Cincinnati/Brian Douglas)
FILE - This is a Oct. 30, 1974,  file photo showing George Foreman taking a right to the head from challenger Muhammad Ali in the seventh round in the match dubbed Rumble in the Jungle in Kinshasa, Zaire. Ali, the magnificent heavyweight champion whose fast fists and irrepressible personality transcended sports and captivated the world, has died according to a statement released by his family Friday, June 3, 2016. He was 74. (AP Photo/Ed Kolenovsky, File)
FILE - In this Oct. 30, 1974, file photo, challenger Muhammad Ali watches as defending world champion George Foreman goes down to the canvas in the eighth round of their WBA/WBC championship match in Kinshasa, Zaire. Ali, the magnificent heavyweight champion whose fast fists and irrepressible personality transcended sports and captivated the world, has died according to a statement released by his family Friday, June 3, 2016. He was 74. (AP Photo/File)
Ali Frazier King
FILE - In this Sept. 18, 1975, file photo, Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos, left, applauds as challenger Joe Frazier, right, makes some remarks about world champion Muhammad Ali, second from left, during their call on Marcos at the Malacanang Palace in Manila, Philippines.  Ali, the magnificent heavyweight champion whose fast fists and irrepressible personality transcended sports and captivated the world, has died according to a statement released by his family Friday, June 3, 2016. He was 74. (AP Photo/Jess Tan, File)
Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier
A quote from Muhammad Ali. (WKRQ/Hubbard Radio Cincinnati/Brian Douglas)
FILE - In this Oct. 1, 1975, file photo, spray flies from the head of challenger Joe Frazier as heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali connects with a right in the ninth round of their title fight in Manila, Philippines. Ali, the magnificent heavyweight champion whose fast fists and irrepressible personality transcended sports and captivated the world, has died according to a statement released by his family Friday, June 3, 2016. He was 74. (AP Photo/Mitsunori Chigita, File)
FILE - In this Oct. 1, 1975, file photo, Muhammad Ali's throws a right at Joe Frazier in the 13th round in their title bout in Manila, Philippines. Ali, the magnificent heavyweight champion whose fast fists and irrepressible personality transcended sports and captivated the world, has died according to a statement released by his family Friday, June 3, 2016. He was 74. (AP Photo/FILE)
FILE - In this Oct. 1, 1975, file photo, Muhammad Ali is sprawled on the canvas in his corner of the ring after he collapsed off his chair at the end of the 14th round in a bout against Joe Frazier at the Coliseum in Manila, Philippines. (AP Photo/File)
FILE - In this July 26, 1976, file photo, world heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali is shown trying to evade kicks by wrestler Antonio Inoki during their 15-round World Martial Arts match, in Tokyo. The freak show Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Connor McGregor are talking about probably won’t happen, though stranger things have happened. (AP Photo/File)
FILE - In this April 13, 1981, file photo, sportscaster Howard Cosell, right, is pictured laying one on the chin of former world heavyweight boxing champ Muhammad Ali during a dinner in New York. Ali, the magnificent heavyweight champion whose fast fists and irrepressible personality transcended sports and captivated the world, has died according to a statement released by his family Friday, June 3, 2016. He was 74. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
FILE - This is a 1995 file photo showing Muhammad Ali smiling during a visit to New York. Ali, the magnificent heavyweight champion whose fast fists and irrepressible personality transcended sports and captivated the world, has died according to a statement released by his family Friday, June 3, 2016. He was 74. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, FIle)
Ali
Donald Trump, Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali
FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2012, file photo, Muhammad Ali, center, with the support of sister in-law Marilyn Williams, left, and wife Lonnie, walks through the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph's in Phoenix. Mohammed Ali is in the hospital with respiratory problems, and while officials haven't given details about his condition, the boxing great’s health in general is complicated by advanced Parkinson’s _ a degenerative disease he’s lived with for three decades.  (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, David Kadlubowski) MARICOPA COUNTY OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES
FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2012, file photo, retired boxing champion Muhammad Ali, center, waves alongside his wife Lonnie Ali, left, and his sister-in-law Marilyn Williams, right, after receiving the Liberty Medal during a ceremony at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.  Ali, the magnificent heavyweight champion whose fast fists and irrepressible personality transcended sports and captivated the world, has died according to a statement released by his family Friday, June 3, 2016. He was 74. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2014, file photo, Muhammad Ali is shown before the Ali Humanitarian Awards ceremony in Louisville, Ky. A spokesman for boxing great Muhammad Ali says the former heavyweight champion is being treated in a hospital for a respiratory issue. Spokesman Bob Gunnell said Thursday, June 2, 2016, that Ali is being treated by doctors as a precaution.  (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)

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