The world reacts to the death of boxing legend Muhammad Ali


Tributes have flooded in from the sports world and beyond for Muhammad Ali, who has died at the age of 74.

The three-time world heavyweight champion, who had battled Parkinson's disease for 32 years, was admitted to hospital with a respiratory condition earlier in the week.

His family's spokesman Bob Gunnell confirmed Ali's death in Phoenix, Arizona, on Friday evening local time and said that the Ali family "would like to thank everyone for their thoughts, prayers and support" and asked for privacy.

People have been remembering the man hailed as "The Greatest" with touching tributes on social media, with many quoting some of his infamous inspirational phrases.

Athletes from the world of sport have also been posting their thoughts and memories of the boxing legend online.

With around two million tweets and numerous top trends on Twitter, it just goes to show what Ali really meant to the world.