Muhammad Ali

Over the past year or so, professional and college athletes alike have come out in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. This activism can be traced back to when Malcolm X pushed Muhammad Ali to change the way Black athletes engaged in civil rights politics. Their friendship was short-lived, powerful, and complex. Their bond is explored in […]

Muhammad Ali celebrated his 73rd birthday away from the hospital this past weekend after receiving treatment for a severe urinary tract infection. Bob Gunnell, an Ali family spokesman revealed to the Agence France-Presse (AFP) that the boxing icon was released from the hospital Friday and that he was looking forward to celebrating his birthday on […]

Boxing icon Muhammad Ali was checked back in to hospital on Thursday for the second time in less than a month for follow-up care, after…

Muhammad Ali was back in the hospital Thursday for follow-up care related to a severe urinary tract infection, his second stint in the hospital in the last four weeks. The three-time former heavyweight champion was admitted to an undisclosed hospital earlier this week, Ali family spokesman Bob Gunnell said Thursday. Ali is in stable condition. […]

Muhammad Ali was admitted to an undisclosed hospital Saturday morning with what his representatives are calling a “mild” case of pneumonia. Prognosis for the 72-year-old champion boxer, who has for decades battled Parkinson’s disease, is considered good. And because the Louisville native was treated early, his stay is expected to be short, according to a […]

Over the course of the last week pro athletes have taken the court and the filed wearing “I Can’t Breathe” t-shirts and walking out with their…

Muhammad Ali found a reward greater than any championship, when he married Lonnie Williams on November 19, 1986. At the time, he had already been diagnosed with Parkinson’s syndrome. Later that diagnosis was changed to Parkinson’s disease, which meant Muhammad’s condition would progress as time went on. Never having met anyone with Parkinson’s disease, Lonnie felt […]

Muhammad Ali (born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr.) is considered to be one of the greatest heavyweight boxers, as well as one of the most celebrated athletes, in sporting history. Sadly, he was diagnosed with a degenerative disorder called Parkinson’s Disease (PD) in 1984 at the age of 42. Because his is one of the most […]

  Laila Ali and Muhammad Ali at the Muhammad Ali Center to co-host the U.S. Premiere of ‘Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight’ earlier this month. Appearing very frail, boxing legend Muhammad Ali made a rare public appearance Thursday at an event in his hometown to pay homage to others for their humanitarian work. Former President Jimmy […]

Only Muhammad Ali could so eloquently capture the essence of Muhammad Ali. “I am the greatest. I said that even before I knew I was.” The thing is, Ali actually had no idea exactly how great of an impact he would have … on boxing and on the world. In the ring, he was heads […]

Muhammad Ali’s daughter knocked down rumors of her father being near death Sunday, saying he was at home watching the Super Bowl. May May Ali said she talked to her father Sunday morning on the phone and he was fine. She said he was watching the Super Bowl at home in Arizona, wearing a Baltimore Ravens […]