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Jun 9, 2016

Belize Offers Condolences on Loss of Boxing Legend

Muhammed Ali

This Friday, flags will be flying at half mast on official buildings to pay tribute to the legendary boxer, Muhammed Ali, who passed away on June third. The government announced today that on behalf of the people of Belize, it is offering condolences to the family of Ali, who was born as Cassius Clay and died at the age of seventy-four after a long bout of illness. Ali, who was known as the Greatest, visited Belize in 1965 for a sparring competition and was invited by the Amateur Boxing Association. He was a three-time world heavyweight champion boxer, human rights advocate and former United Nations Messenger of Peace. GOB says Ali devoted most of his time outside of the ring, in pursuit of peace, supporting humanitarian projects, development initiatives and relief to the less fortunate in the developing world.

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