"It is unfortunate that my divorce has started rumors in the media that are untrue." Ali, 27, and Johnny "Yahya" Mc Clain are in the process of ending their five year marriage, Zap2reported.Ali, a female boxing champ, is training for a December bout in Berlin and getting ready to star in a volleyball movie, the Web site said.
Having spoken to many of his friends and family members, I know that, during his last years, each new day was a waking nightmare.
He was trapped in a body so dysfunctional that he needed assistance just to stand up, and could only communicate by grunting.
Her legendary father recently allayed rumors he was on his deathbed from Parkinson's disease when he accepted a Medal of Freedom in person from President Bush, Zap2noted.
Laila Amaria Ali (born December 30, 1977) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1999 to 2007.
She is the daughter of legendary boxing champion Muhammad Ali with his third wife, Veronica Porché Ali, and is the eighth of her father's nine children.
In her first match, on October 8, 1999, the 5'10", 166 lbs, 21-year-old Ali boxed April Fowler of Michigan City, Indiana.
Occasionally, however, he would vent his frustration by rebelling against the indignity of his condition.
He would pretend to have swallowed the cocktail of pills he needed to combat such classic Parkinson’s symptoms as tremors and panic attacks, for example, and hide them beneath a flower-pot.
Since his face had become an emotionless mask, it was difficult to tell what Ali really thought, yet publicly, as in private he carried his burden with the same courage that saw him through his epic fights with George Foreman and Joe Frazier.
From the time his symptoms first began to appear – when he was approaching 40 years old and still dreaming of winning back the heavyweight title – until he drew his last breath, Ali never displayed an ounce of self-pity.
They fought at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino on the Oneida Indian Nation in Verona, New York.