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Family of Muhammad Ali rubbish health rumours, say boxing legend is okay

Ali’s brother was quoted in British newspapers saying The Greatest is on the brink of death yesterday.

Ali watching the Super Bowl yesterday.
Ali watching the Super Bowl yesterday.
Image: realALi_me via Twitter

MUHAMMAD ALI’S DAUGHTER knocked down rumours of her father being near death last night, saying he was at home watching the Super Bowl.

May May Ali said she talked to her father yesterday morning on the phone and he was fine. She said he was watching the game at home in Arizona, wearing a Baltimore Ravens jersey, right.

“He’s fine, in fact he was talking well this morning,” she said. “These rumours pop up every once in a while but there’s nothing to them.”

The family later posted a photo on Twitter of Ali sitting in a chair wearing a Ray Lewis T-shirt.

The rumours were started by a report in the British press quoting Ali’s brother, Rahman, as saying the former heavyweight champion was near death. Rahman, though, said he hadn’t seen his brother since last summer and had no contact with the family. The report was widely repeated on the Internet, drawing expressions of condolences on Twitter and Facebook.

Ali suffers from Parkinson’s disease. He celebrated his 71st birthday last month.

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