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Muhammad Ali How boxing legend would like to be remembered

When once asked how he would like to be remembered, Muhammad Ali, who has died at 74, offered an eloquent response.

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Muhammad Ali's death, at the age of 74, has prompted a host of tributes from around the world.

One of the most famous and revered athletes in history, Ali was once asked how he would like to be remembered.

This was the reply of the boxer known simply as 'The Greatest':

Muhammad Ali play Muhammad Ali (Vibe)

 

"I would like to be remembered as a man who won the heavyweight title three times, who was humourous and who treated everyone right.

"As a man who never looked down on those who looked up to him, and who helped as many people as he could.

"As a man who stood up for his beliefs no matter what. As a man who tried to unite all humankind through faith and love.

play Muhammad Ali

 

"And if all that's too much, then I guess I'd settle for being remembered only as a great boxer who became a leader and a champion of his people.

"And I wouldn't even mind if folks forgot how pretty I was."

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