Muhammad Ali Has Died at the Age of 74

The legend, the icon, the “The Greatest of All Time”, Muhammad Ali, has died on Saturday at the age of 74.

This is very hard to take in.

I grew up watching boxing my entire life. Boxing is a huge part of me. Muhammad Ali is just such a reminder on why the sport of boxing is so great. He was the figure of an athlete — talent, charisma…the man also had such a way with words. He was an inspiration to not just people in boxing, but, to the entire world.

 

 

I’m still struggling to process that he has passed away. When I heard he was hospitalized, I was a little nervous, but, still expected him to walk out of the hospital soon enough. I mean, he is Muhammad Ali! Legends don’t die!

But, I was wrong.

Even with over a million tweets on Twitter talking about Muhammad Ali passing away (trust me, I’ve been on Twitter long enough to know that that is one of the biggest worldwide trending topics I have ever seen), I’m still in a bit of a denial. Even as emotional as I got, even as emotional as I am right now, a part of me literally can’t believe it.

However, I take solace in knowing that, even in his passing, he has left such an impact on this world. The world remembering him is proof of that.

Muhammad Ali, may you float like a butterfly, sting like a bee in Heaven. RIP.

 

 

Ivy Habaradas
Ivy Habaradas

Owner and founder of Hooked on Boxing. Boxinghead. Nerd. eSports. Aerialist. Forever a USC Trojan.

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