Olympic bronze medalist Vijender Singh on Monday paid homage to world heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, who passed away last Friday.
Ex-amateur boxer Vijender, who turned pro last October, shared his thoughts on ‘The Greatest’, saying, “His demise is a great loss for the sports community.
It’s a great loss for the world community too. What he has done inside and outside the ring is just unmatchable. We all draw tremendous inspiration from him.” A minute’s silence was observed as a tribute to Ali at the event.
Muhammad Ali was an American professional boxer of the 20th century. From early in his career, Ali was known as an inspiring, controversial and polarizing figure both inside and outside the ring.
He died on June 3, 2016 due to septic shock. The funeral for the legendary boxer will be held on Friday in his hometown Louisville, Kentucky.
Ceremonies will start with a funeral procession through the streets of Louisville.
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By M. Divya Shri