The world of boxing has been rocked today by the news of it’s favourite fighting son’s passing. The outpouring of respect has been vast.
It’s hard to put into words just how great an athelte Muhammad Ali was, arguably the greatest sportsman for what he did both in his sport and outside of it, that ever lived.
After waking to the sad news of his passing this morning, here is some of the reaction from the boxing world in the UK and Ireland so far:
Rest in peace @MuhammadAli pic.twitter.com/5ziBhtBL85
— BOXING IRELAND (@LoveIrishBoxing) June 4, 2016
Rest in peace to the greatest, Muhammad Ali. A very sad day.
— Frank Warren (@frankwarren_tv) June 4, 2016
Waking to the sad news that ‘The Greatest’ has passed. Rest in peace Muhammad Ali you shook up the World 💔 pic.twitter.com/RtzQxLMvLc
— Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) June 4, 2016
On Earth And in Heaven…. “The Greatest Of All Times” pic.twitter.com/XWI8SA83gW
— Adam Booth (@boxingbooth) June 4, 2016
RIP Muhammad Ali, greatest sporting icon of all time! Champions Forever video with Frazier, Foreman etc got me hooked on boxing #TheGreatest
— matthew macklin (@mattmacklin) June 4, 2016
Bigger than boxing. Bigger than sport. Part of the fabric of our lives. Words like awesome, legend and giant don’t cut it #MuhammadAli
— Tris Dixon (@TrisDixon) June 4, 2016
‘Too many victories weaken you. The defeated can rise up stronger that the victor.’ #MuhammedAli #mostwise #RIP.
— Terry Dooley (@Terryboxing) June 4, 2016
R.I.P true boxing legend #TheGreatest #AliBomaye !!!!! pic.twitter.com/CaHykp6fJy
— Sam Taffy Evans (@samtaffyboxer) June 4, 2016
Today we lost the Greatest Sportsman that’s ever lived #RIPMuhammadAli
— Barry McGuigan (@ClonesCyclone) June 4, 2016
“The Greatest” one of the most influential men that ever lived. RIP Muhammad Ali pic.twitter.com/E4cLvaq4fV
— Carl Frampton MBE (@RealCFrampton) June 4, 2016
RIP Muhammad Ali.The greatest sporting icon of all time! A man who transcended boxing an put our sport on the map.His name will live FOREVER
— Tony Bellew (@TonyBellew) June 4, 2016
So Sad to hear the news #MuhammadAli has passed away #GreatestOfAllTime #RIPChamp
— Joe Calzaghe (@RealJoeCalzaghe) June 4, 2016
May ‘The Greatest’ rest in peace. A powerful inspiration, a legend & a true boxing phenomenon. He will always be omnipresent! @MuhammadAli
— Christopher Eubank (@ChrisEubank) June 4, 2016
A giant among men, Ali displayed a greatness in talent, courage & conviction, that most of us will EVER be able to truly comprehend. #RIPAli
— Lennox Lewis (@LennoxLewis) June 4, 2016
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