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34 gorgeous pictures of Muhammad Ali, The Greatest

Muhammad Ali, legendary boxer and sports personality, has passed away at age 74.

MUHAMMAD ALI, THE legendary boxer and sports personality, has passed away at age 74.

Below are a selection of pictures from throughout his life.

Then Cassius Clay, Ali happily shows off his Olympic gold medal on the streets of Rome in September 1960

Boxer Muhammad Ali Source: Felice Quinto

He would return to the Olympic Games in 1996 to light the torch in Atlanta

OLYMPICS MEMORIES Source: AP/Press Association Images

Predicting the fate of Archie Moore in 1962

Music Ali Rap Source: AP/Press Association Images

George Harrison gets it in the ear in ’64

Ali Birthday Boxing Source: AP/Press Association Images

Ahead of his first bout with Liston, Ali makes his prediction

Boxing - World Heavyweight Championship - Sonny Liston v Cassius Clay Source: Topham Picturepoint/Press Association Images

Ali Birthday Boxing Source: AP/Press Association Images

The fight lasts seven rounds

Boxing - Muhammad Ali Source: AP/Press Association Images

Ali v Liston II was over in round one

Ali Big Fight boxing Source: AP/Press Association Images

In his prime

Muhammad Ali Source: PA Archive/Press Association Images

OBIT WILLIAMS Source: AP/Press Association Images

1967: Ali shares a joke with heavyweight contender Joe Frazier

The relationship would soon sour.

Obit Frazier Source: AP/Press Association Images

March ’67: Ali’s last fight before being denied a boxing license for over three years

ALI FOLLEY FIGHT Source: AP/Press Association Images

Floyd Patterson had to wait seven years for his rematch and Ali became a notorious figure outside of the ring rather than in it

Floyd Patterson Source: AP/Press Association Images

Ali waves solemnly at fans as as he arrives at the US Army induction centre in Houston to make an appeal

Boxing - World Heavyweight Champions Source: Topham Picturepoint/Press Association Images

Ali attending an anti-war demonstration later in 1967

Boxing - World Heavyweight Champions Source: Topham Picturepoint/Press Association Images

He even made it to Broadway

Boxing - Muhammad Ali Source: AP

After returning to the ring in 1970, Ali could live the good life again

His father, Cassius Senior, is seated to his right.

Muhammad Ali 1970

PA-4112779 Source: AP/Press Association Images

Between then and 1975 Ali fought 22 fights including the Rumble in the Jungle…

ZAIRE HEAVYWEIGHT FOREMAN ALI Source: AP/Press Association Images

… and three Titanic meetings with Joe Frazier

Who he taunted relentlessly.

PA-8635014 Source: AP/Press Association Images

Ali v Frazier 1971 Source: AP/Press Association Images

Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier Source: AP/Press Association Images

Boxing - Cassius Clay Source: AP

“I’m the Greatest, I’m a bad man, and I’m pretty!”

Sixties At 50 Becoming Ali Source: AP/Press Association Images

October 1 1975: ‘The Thrilla in Manila’

ALI FRAZIER FIGHT Source: MITSUNORI CHIGITA

Muhammad Ali fathered 7 daughters and 2 sons

With Maryum in 1975.

Muhammad Ali Source: AP/Press Association Images

And professional boxer Laila Ali in 2005.

ALI BURTON BOXING Source: AP/Press Association Images

Ali raged against the dying of the light, bouncing back from a split decision loss against Leon Spinks to regain his WBA World Heavyweight title in 1978

Boxing Source: Don Morley

The Spinks rematch was his final victory

ALI WITH BUNDINI Source: AP/Press Association Images

Five weeks before his 40th birthday, Ali lost his final fight to Trevor Berbick in December 1981

Boxing - Muhammad Ali Source: AP/Press Association Images

In 1984 he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease

ALI DIAGNOSED WITH PARKINSON'S DISEASE Source: AP/Press Association Images

And he met Joe Frazier later that year

Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali - New York Source: AP/Press Association Images

We’ll miss you, Champ!

Ali Birthday Louisville Boxing Source: AP/Press Association Images

Boxing - World Heavyweight Championship - Muhammad Ali v Brian London - Muhammad Ali Training Source: S&G and Barratts/EMPICS Sport

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