How great was Muhammad Ali? He was the greatest boxer of all-time. He was an icon of his times and one of the most charismatic athletes to have ever graced a field, court or ring. Perhaps the most essential tribute is paid in the unambiguousness of his lasting moniker - The Greatest. Nobody else can, or ever will, lay claim to that title.
A gracious human being
To label Ali as a boxer and only a boxer would be to understate all that he stood for and representedGraham Ruthven
U.S. boxing great Muhammad Ali poses during the Crystal Award ceremony at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland in this January 28, 2006 file photo.