Muhammad Ali Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

6th June 2016

Quote: "He was really good to me; he was great to my mum, he was great to my brother. I understood a lot of stuff after talking to Ali over the years about standing up for your convictions and knowing that there are consequences for every action... I am devastated that he's gone, but man, were we lucky to have him for the time we did." Oscar winner Whoopi Goldberg is thankful for the lessons learned from late boxing icon and civil rights activist Muhammad Ali, who died on Friday (03Jun16), aged 74.

16th January 2015

Fact: Boxing legend Muhammad Ali has returned to the hospital for follow-up care for a urinary tract infection. The fighter was hospitalised in Kentucky last month (Dec14) after falling ill. He is expected to be back at home in time for his 73rd birthday celebrations this weekend (beg16Jan15). The former heavyweight champion suffers from Parkinson's disease.

3rd December 2014

Fact: Muhammad Ali has dismissed rumours of ill health by posting his first ever 'selfie' on In the photo, the boxing legend is seen smiling for the camera.

5th December 2012

Fact: Sports icon Muhammad Ali was honoured for his career achievements at a ceremony in Mexico this week (beg03Dec12) as he was named the King of Boxing at the 50th convention of the World Boxing Council in Cancun.

29th September 2010

Fact: Boxing legend Muhammad Ali is set to become a grandfather again - his daughter Laila is expecting her second child.

28th September 2010

Fact: Professional boxer-turned-TV star LAILA ALI, daughter of boxing legend Muhammad Ali, has expanded her business empire with her own line of hair care products for black women. Laila Ali Professional Hair Products is scheduled to hit shelves in New York in October (10), reports the New York Post.

31st May 2010

Quote: "He's so gorgeous, and he just represents perfection. He did everything you've got to do to succeed. He showed that if you're focused you can do it." Macy Gray is a big fan of boxing legend Muhammad Ali.

6th October 2009

Fact: Funnyman Ricky Gervais has recreated boxing legend Muhammad Ali's iconic 1968 Esquire magazine cover for the publication's latest issue - donning just a pair of white shorts and boxing boots with arrows piercing his body.

14th November 2008

Fact: Photographs of Farrah Fawcett, Angelina Jolie and Muhammad Ali are going up for auction at Christie's in London on Wednesday (19Nov08) as part of a $1.48 million (GBP1 million) sale of celebrity portraits.

7th April 2008

Fact: Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner wowed star spotters at Muhammad Ali's Fight Night charity event in Arizona at the weekend (05Apr08) when they agreed to show up together. The magical meeting came 16 years after the pair teamed up on the big screen in The Bodyguard.

7th April 2008

Fact: An auction of late soul star James Brown's possessions includes the singer's birth certificate, a letter written to late royal DIANA, Princess Of Wales, and a poem written for him by boxing legend Muhammad Ali.

21st December 2007

Quote: "A legend, me? President, me? No, no. Barack for President and a real legend is Muhammad Ali." I AM LEGEND star Will Smith dismisses the extent of his celebrity.

23rd May 2007

Fact: Olympic speed skater APOLO ANTON OHNO claimed the fourth Dancing With The Stars crown on U.S. TV last night (22May07) after beating Muhammad Ali's daughter LAILA ALI and pop star Joey Fatone in the final of the celebrity dancing contest.

30th November 2006

Fact: Sylvester Stallone and James Earl Jones are among the celebrities who will perform readings from Muhammad Ali's speeches as part of an upcoming TV special, which coincides with the 25th anniversary of the boxing great's last fight. The programme airs on US cable sports channel ESPN on 9 December (06).

28th July 2006

Quote: "I have seen children in more than 40 countries and never stopped. I can make people smile. I watched ELVIS do it. I watch Muhammad Ali do it. Now I can do it too." David Hasselhoff is determined to ease the pain and suffering of children all over the world.

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