June 04, 2016 at 12:30PM

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Muhammad Ali, who declared “I am the greatest” and proved it many times over, infuriating some and captivating countless more as he floated like a butterfly and stung like a bee on his way to winning the world heavyweight championship a record three times, becoming perhaps the most widely recognized person on the planet, died Friday in Phoenix. He was 74. Mr. Ali had long suffered from Parkinson’s syndrome. The condition was understood to be a consequence of his boxing career. — By Lloyd Young

Heavy weight boxer Muhammad Ali seen after knocking-out his British challenger Richard Dunn in the fifth round of their fight, in Munich, Germany, on May 25, 1976. Born as Cassius Clay, boxing legend Muhammad Ali, dubbed as ‘The Greatest,’ died on June 3 in Phoenix, Ariz., at the age of 74. (EPA)

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