(Washington Post) Time zone by time zone, the people of the world awoke Saturday to the cold realization it would be the first day in 74 years without Muhammad Ali in their midst. Though it could not have been a surprise, the great heavyweight champion’s death Friday night of complications from Parkinson’s disease left a massive void, one that people famous and common tried to fill with words. In many cases, words failed.
In his eye-opening book, “Sucker Punch: The Hard Left Hook That Dazed Ali and Killed King’s Dream,” Jack Cashill un-tells what may be the most mis-told story of the late 20th century – the heroic rise of boxer Muhammad Ali.
"You don’t want to live in a world without Muhammad Ali," boxer George Foreman said of his former adversary. "It’s horrible."
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"The sadness," wrote soccer legend Pele in an Instagram post, "is overwhelming."