Muhammad Ali Dies at 74: Titan of Boxing and the 20th Century – The New York Times

English: Bust portrait of Muhammad Ali, World ...

English: Bust portrait of Muhammad Ali, World Journal Tribune photo by Ira Rosenberg (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In an outstanding must-read obituary, the NYT describes Muhammad Ali as the most thrilling, if not the best, heavyweight boxer of all time, a towering figure with an agile mind who was both admired and vilified for his religious, political and social stances.

Source: Muhammad Ali Dies at 74: Titan of Boxing and the 20th Century – The New York Times

Most newspapers around the world are carrying tributes to Muhammad Ali both as a sportsman and a man. But this article in the NYT is possibly one of the finest.

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