Muhammad Ali, the boxing champion has been suffering from Parkinson's disease for almost 30 years, now may last days as per the sources said by his family. The 72-year-old legend is critically ill.
Stories about the poor health of Ali started circulating when he did not attend a Hollywood premiere of a new movie about his life, 'I am Ali', last week.
While news of Ali struggling for life comes out, at the same time two of his strongest rivals, Britain's Joe Bugner, 64 and Leon Spinks, 61, struggle with serious heart and stomach ailments. However, Spinks has undergone multiple surgeries recently.
When Ali refused to retire, one of Ali's rivals during his boxing days, Joe Frazier had said, "The trouble with him is that he doesn't know how to die."
However, the good part about Ali's story is that he has managed to outlive most of the 53 opponents he has faced during his career. In fact, many of Ali's opponents died a brutal death, Sonny Liston died from a drugs overdose, Argentinian Oscar Bonavena was shot dead outside a brothel in the US state of Nevada.
Meanwhile, Ali's daughter Hana is optimistic that the legendary boxer is going to live.
She said, "I call him in the mornings, every morning, he speaks the best in the mornings. You could actually hear his soft sweet voice. He jokes, he kids around about making a comeback even now today. So he would want the world to know that he enjoys being Muhammad Ali."