Muhammad Ali’s Family Denies Reports He’s Near Death

Posted on Feb 4 2013 - 2:00pm by Tracy

Muhammad Ali’s family is denying reports that the legendary boxer is near death.


According to the Courier-Journal of Louisville, the family posted a photo on Twitter of Ali wearing a Baltimore Ravens jersey while watching the live telecast of the game at his Phoenix home Sunday night.

“He looks great,” family spokesman Bob Gunnell told newspaper. “He’s having a Super Bowl party.”

Reports that Ali is gravely ill were published over the weekend by two British newspapers — The Sun and The Daily Mail, which quoted Ali’s brother, Rahman Ali, as saying: “It could be months, it could be days. I don’t know if he’ll last the summer. He’s in God’s hands.”

Ali, 71, suffers from Parkinson’s disease. His archrival, Joe Frazier, whom Ali fought in three epic bouts, died in 2011.



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