Late Muhammad Ali’s youngest daughter, Laila Ali, who is also an accomplished boxer, took to social media on Sunday, June 5, to eulogize the legendary boxer.
Laila Ali, 38, bid a tearful goodbye to her beloved father. She shared a sweet photo of her late dad with her son, Curtis, from a Louis Vuitton ad on Facebook, simply writing, “My son and my father.” This is her first post since her father’s death.
Laila is Mohammed Ali’s second daughter with his third wife, Veronica Porshe, 60. Laila started boxing in 1999. She went on to have a 24-0 boxing career, ending 21 of those fights with a knockout.
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When she retired in 2007, Laila had won the WBC Super Middleweight World Title, the WIBA World Super Middleweight Title, the IWBF Female Light Heavyweight Title, the IWBF Female Super Middleweight Title and the IBA Female Super Middleweight Title.
Since after his death, most of the the boxer’s nine children have been showering tributes on him via social media.
His daughter Hana Ali tweeted,
“Our hearts are literally hurting. But We are so happy daddy is free now … All of his organs failed but his HEART wouldn’t stop beating. For 30 minutes…his heart just keep beating. No one had ever seen anything like it. A true testament to the strength of his Spirit and Will!”
Daughter Rasheda Ali posted a touching photo of herself and the heavyweight champ on Twitter, calling him the “Greatest Man that ever lived.”
Asaad Amin, Muhammad’s youngest child, posted a throwback shot on Instagram, writing, “No one will ever touch this earth the way you did … Rest easy Dad and continue to look over me sincerely.”
The late legendary boxer Muhammad, died on Friday, June 3, from septic shock due to unspecified natural causes at age 74. He was hospitalized earlier in the week for respiratory complications following a 32-year battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was known by many as “The Greatest” and “The People’s Champion.”
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Several celebrities, athletes and politicians from around the world have also paid tribute to Muhammad with heartfelt posts, including Mike Tyson, Madonna, Justin Timberlake, President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama.