Legendary boxing champ, Muhammad Ali is very ill and could die in a matter of days, says his brother, Rahman Ali.
Rahman Ali told news online site, Mail Online that his brother’s health is declining, and that the former champ’s wife is preventing Muhammad’s family from seeing him.
“It could be months, it could be days. I don’t know if he’ll last the summer. He’s in God’s hands,” said Rahman Ali.
Muhammad Ali was diagnosed back in 1984 with Parkinson’s disease. A disease that has symptoms that include muscle rigidity, uncontrollable tremors and some delayed speech, not necessarily due to heavy boxing blows to the head.
Muhammad Ali’s recent public appearance was back in the 2012 summer Olympics, which took place in London, England. Muhammad Ali at the time looked thin and frail.
Muhammad who is 71, is not looking good says his brother. “He’s in a bad way. He’s very sick,” stated Rahman Ali.
Muhammad Ali, born Cassius Marcellus Clay and his brother, Rahman Ali, born Rudolph Clay grew up together in Louisville, Kentucky.
The last time Rahman saw his brother was back in July of 2012 at the Peace Fundraising Ball, according to Online Mail.
Muhammad’s boxing career spanned almost 25 years, with huge memorable bouts that took place in Manila, Philippines (“Thrilla in Manila”), Las Vegas, and Madison Square Garden in New York City.
According to Rahman, Muhammad’s wife is only allowing family members to speak to the champ over the phone, and Rahman fears his brother will pass away, and the immediate family won’t have access to the man known as “The Greatest.”