Muhammad Ali dies: Manny Pacquiao, Mike Tyson lead tributes

first_imgIndian boxing sensation Vijender Singh and former World Champion pro boxer Manny Pacquiao were among the millions who paid their tributes to legendary pugilist Muhammad Ali.Ali, 74, breathed his last on Saturday at Phoenix after failing to recover from a respiratory ailment. The champion boxer had suffered for years from Parkinson’s disease,which ravaged his body.Ali was a giant of his time – a furious and loud fighter whose influence was felt far beyond the ring. He engaged in some of the world’s most iconic fights even though his career was interrupted for more than three years when he refused to be drafted for military service during the Vietnam War.Ali’s prolific 61-fight career featured bouts that are considered the greatest in history: a trilogy with Joe Frazier that produced “The Fight of the Century” and the “Thrilla in Manila,” and the “The Rumble in the Jungle” with George Foreman, among many others.It’s not surprising to see Foreman leading the tributes today. Ralph Ali, Frazier & Foreman we were 1 guy. A part of me slipped away, “The greatest piece” George Foreman (@GeorgeForeman) June 4, 2016God came for his champion. So long great one. @MuhammadAli #TheGreatest #RIP Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) June 4, [email protected] sir u always be a legend ???? #RIP we always miss u Vijender Singh (@boxervijender) June 4, [email protected] #LegendNeverDie Vijender Singh (@boxervijender) June 4, 2016Please keep @MuhammadAli in your thoughts and prayers. With God, all things are possible. Manny Pacquiao (@mannypacquiao) June 4, 2016Greatest sportsman of all time! May his soul rest in peace #MuhammadAli Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) June 4, 2016The Greatest is no More. RIP Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) June 4, 2016No sportsman has made as great an impact as Ali. You will always float like a butterfly , sting like a bee! RIP Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) June 4, 2016My heart is deeply saddened yet both appreciative and relieved that the greatest is now resting in the greatest place. Roy Jones Jr. (@RealRoyJonesJr) June 4, 2016last_img read more