The world heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease more than 3 decades ago dies in Phoenix.
Image: Joe Frazier lands a left hook against Muhammad Ali at the Madison Square Garden in New York 1971. Photograph: Action Images / MSI/File Photo.
It is said that fights in the boxing ring has led to Parkinson’s disease. The blows in his head have somehow sowed the root for Parkinson’s disease. Muhammad Ali was first diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease 3 years after his retirement from the boxing ring.
In recent times he was not in a healthy frame. He was fighting respiratory problems, which is the outcome of Parkinson’s disease. He also suffered from infections in the urinary tract. According to his spokesperson Bob Gunnel, Ali had come to hospital for a routine check up, but suddenly his situation turned critical. Ali’s initial name was Cassius Clay, before he converted to Islam.