Ali no more Tributes pour in for The Greatest EverMuhammad Ali/Wikipedia
news Muhammad Ali Saturday, June 04, 2016 - 18:33

American boxing legend Muhammad Ali hailed as the Sportsman of The Century died on Saturday after a prolonged battle with Parkinson's disease. Here are some tributes that poured in:

David Beckham

The former English footballer paid tribute to Ali with the boxer's famous 'impossible is nothing' quote. ''Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.”

Floyd Mayweather

Mayweather, undefeated in his professional boxing career paid tribute to Ali on Instagram, calling him a 'pioneer'. “Today my heart goes out to a pioneer, a true legend, and a hero by all means! Not a day went by entering the gym that I didn't think of you…… Thank you for everything you've done for Black America, in the world of sports & entertainment and for the legacy you leave behind! My sincerest condolences to the Ali family!”

Vijendra Singh

The boxer who turned professional recently said, “Muhammad Ali was a legend and a legend never dies. All that he did for the sport will never be forgotten. In fact his work even outside the ring has immortalised him. He did so much for so many.”

Mary Kom

The five-time world boxing champion said that he was a great inspiration for boxers like her. “It’s a huge, huge loss for boxing. I personally feel a sense of loss because he had inspired me and so many others like me. He will always be remembered for being a powerful boxer and an equally powerful personality. It’s a very sad day for the sport.”

Anil Kumble

India’s highest Test wicket taker said, “Greatest sportsman of all time! May his soul rest in peace.”

Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin bemoaned the fact that he won’t be able to meet his childhood hero now. “My hero since childhood. I always had a wish to meet you some day but now it will never happen. RIP “The Greatest“

 

 

 

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