Boxing legend Muhammad Ali has died at the age of 74, a spokesman for his family has confirmed.

The three-time world heavyweight champion was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1984 – three years after he retired from the sport.

In the days before his death, Ali had been admitted to hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, suffering from respiratory issues.

Reports had suggested his breathing problems had been complicated by the neurological disorder, which had long impaired his speech.

Spokesman Bob Gunnell said Ali’s funeral will take place in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, on Wednesday…. see more

source: skynews