BREAKING NEWS: Muhammad Ali is Reportedly in Very Grave Condition

BREAKING NEWS – Various news outlets are reporting that Muhammad Ali is in grave condition at a Phoenix hospital with a severe respiratory infection. Family members are reportedly gathering by his bedside.

Ali, age 74, was hospitalized yesterday, June 2, for what was expected to be a brief stay. At that time, Bob Gunnell, a family spokesperson, described his condition as “fair” and asked that the privacy of the family be respected. But things worsened on Friday. In a tweet sent out at 6:29 EST, LA times boxing writer Lance Pugmire said that trustworthy sources confirmed that Ali’s condition was “very, very grave.”

 

Can confirm from very strong source that it’s “very, very grave” for @MuhammadAli.

3 de junio de 2016

 

Born Cassius Clay, Muhammad Ali began his professional boxing career in 1960 at age 18 after winning a gold medal at the Rome Olympics. During his career, which lasted until 1981, he was a three-time world heavyweight champion. At his peak, he was the most recognizable man on the face of the earth. His opposition to the Vietnam War, which led him to be banned from boxing, expanded his fame. Ali was inactive for 43 months during his athletic prime as a result of his political views.

Ali was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Syndrome shortly after his career was finished. The illness, attributed in part to blows he received in the head, can complicate the recovery from other illnesses. In recent years, Ali was hospitalized twice for urinary tract infections, most recently in January of 2015. He has not spoken in public in years and looked very frail at his last public appearance in Phoenix in April.

This latest development in the Muhammad Ali saga comes less than a week after his childhood home in Louisville was opened to the public. The home was dedicated as a historical marker by the Louisville Historical Society in 2012.

Editor’s note: Thanks to Tom Z. Spencer who contributed to this article. Check back frequently as we continue to monitor this developing story.

 

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-Kid Blast :

a RECENT REPORT "The children flew in last night from around the US as doctors said the future survival of the champ was "uncertain". "Although there were discussions about transporting him to another area of the hospital, sources claimed doctors decided the move "potentially could be deadly," and the transfer was called off." Damm, this does not sound good. Time to pray; time to hope, Best wishes to the family and loved ones of Ali. My thoughts are with you.


-Radam G :

The end is near. But I'm just hoping that the GOAT Ali does what he was known for in boksing -- the impossible! Holla!


-Kid Blast :

Looking back at the videos and the photos, man the tears are coming, I'll tell you. It's very painful; very difficult. When he torched the Olympic fire while his left hand was trembling -- that was indelible and simply marvelous. Every once in a while someone comes along who is the right man for the right time. I think that's the way I see Ali. He was perfect for his times.


-stormcentre :

Whew . . Jesus aside; it's hard to imagine a man that's put his neck, (almost unparalleled) career, and (amazing) life on the line for equality more than Ali. Let alone someone that did all that and stayed relevant and captivating. Awesome person and fighter. :) :)


-Kid Blast :

Whew . . Jesus aside; it's hard to imagine a man that's put his neck, (almost unparalleled) career, and (amazing) life on the line for equality more than Ali. Let alone someone that did all that and stayed relevant and captivating. Awesome person and fighter. :) :)
Nicely put Thank you


-Domenic :

This is coming, let's face it. Muhammad Ali is a transcendent figure who made his mark at the highest level in 20th century relevance. His Vietnam stance was more courageous than facing a prime Liston and Foreman, same night. That's why I laugh when Floyd declares himself better than Ali. Blasphemous.


-KO Digest :

Muhammad Ali, I love you.


-Domenic :

Muhammad Ali - RIP. Truly the best ever.


-stormcentre :

No doubt it's now known that that champ has passed. Rest in peace champ. You gave us, equality, boxing, humanity, and sport all you could. Your achievements will forever echo throughout eternity. You redefined what champion meant.
Storm.


-stormcentre :

No doubt it's now known that that champ has passed. Rest in peace champ. You contributions to equality, boxing, humanity, and sport will never be forgotten. Your achievements will forever echo throughout eternity. You redefined what champion meant.
Storm.


-brownsugar :

At least it wasn't a lingering death, at least not in the eyes of the public,. ...and Ali never let on how close he was to death's door he really was. Just like you could never tell how hurt he was in a fight. I have a ton of his documentaries. I've never seen a man with more film stock, it's like he was under constant surveillance camera like the character in the "Truman story", where the lead character's every waking moment was filmed in a satirical take of today's reality shows. The horrid movie about Ali's life was a pale reflection of the true brilliance and humanity displayed by the countless hours of footage of Ali that have been accumulated over the years. We got to see every aspect of the man,. ... how he represented everyone in his diverse conversations,. ..his joy, his pain. ...and his desire to put a smile on our faces . Few, if any have had a greater or more positive impact on our nation while exposing our societal flaws without any hate or malice attached. We are all Ali..... Rest in Heaven!!!


-Chris L :

Rest in peace to the greatest of all time. The man not only changed boxing, he single-handedly changed sport and the entire world. Sleep easy champ


-ArneK. :

I'm moved by all the tributes I'm reading on the TSS forum. I have a response to brownsugar, but I'm going to post it under Bernard Fernandez's wonderful piece "Muhammad Ali: A Tribute to the Greatest" to get more eyeballs on his piece.


-brownsugar :

Thanks Arnek... I think it's important to recognize that it was not so much about Ali's alleged perfection as a fighter or the claims of his heroism that made him such a huge influence and a mega attraction,. ...it was his humanity,...a combination of his flaws and attributes, which were always on display under the glaring camera's, which were essentially the same mix of conflicting qualities that exist in everyone,. ... This......in addition to his ability to clearly communicate his thoughts in a way that resonated universally with all peoples is the reason why Ali is so fondly remembered. The bragging was just a way to engage the public while imprinting the newly initiated with his fierce desire to get the most out of life. More than anything, I can remember about Ali, is that he was fun. Fun on a primal level, ...it was impossible not to be moved by the man and crack a smile when he was about the serious business of playing with our perspectives.