Tributes Pour In For 'The Greatest' Boxing Champion, Muhammad Ali

The iconic boxer, Muhammad Ali, has left to join hands with his Maker, but his legend will live on.



Athletes, celebrities and filmmakers were among the many people who paid tribute to boxing legend Muhammad Ali as news of his death hit the news late Friday night.

Fellow boxers Oscar De La Hoya, Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. were some of the first to tweet about their dearly departed friend.






Former President Bill Clinton, on behalf of himself and wife Hillary Clinton, released a statement filled with ringing praises for the boxing legend.

“Hillary and I are saddened by the passing of Muhammad Ali," the statement read. "From the day he claimed the Olympic gold medal in 1960, boxing fans across the world knew they were seeing a blend of beauty and grace, speed and strength that may never be matched again. We watched him grow from the brash self-confidence of youth and success into a manhood full of religious and political convictions that led him to make tough choices and live with the consequences. Along the way we saw him courageous in the ring, inspiring to the young, compassionate to those in need, and strong and good-humored in bearing the burden of his own health challenges.”

Other athletes were also quick to send out their condolences.

Soccer player and Olympic gold medalist Alex Morgan states Ali was her first inspiration.





Filmmaker Michael Moore praised Ali for “standing up to those in power.”







Justin Bieber posted a picture of Ali in his youthful days on Instagram, with the caption, “This is the ALI we should all remember! The fun loving man who was fully himself!! RIP CHAMP!!!”


This is the ALI we should all remember! The fun loving man who was fully himself!! RIP CHAMP!!!

A photo posted by Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) on





A photo posted by King Kylie (@kyliejenner) on


Twitter founder Jack Dorsey tweeted a black and white photo of the iconic boxer with one of his memorable quotes:





Even Republican front-runner Donald Trump sent his regards:


Better now that I say my sooth
I’m gonna die demanding truth
While I’m still akin to youth

Better now than later on
Now that fear of death is gone
Never mind another dawn.

  • Freedom by Muhammad Ali 

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