Tributes pour in as world mourns death of boxing's greatest of all time Muhammad Ali 
Muhammad Ali in his epic 1974 heavyweight title fight against George Foreman in the 'Rumble at the Jungle.'

AS fast as his mouth and famous footwork, tributes quickly poured out the moment the world was let known about the death of boxing’s greatest fighter Muhammad Ali on Saturday (Manila time).

From promoter Bob Arum, Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao, to the Golden Boy Oscar Dela Hoya, tributes were extolled on the late three-time heavyweight champion of the world, while deep sympathies were extended to the family of the former Olympic gold medalist, who died at the age of 74 after long years of battling Parkinson’s disease.

“A true great has left us. Muhammad Ali transformed this country and impacted the world with his spirit,” said Arum, founder and CEO of Top Rank Inc., who made his first boxing promotion through the Ali-George Chuvalo title fight in March 29, 1966.

“His legacy will be part of our history for all time,” added the 84-year-old Arum in his statement.

“We lost a giant today,” Pacquiao, the retired eight-time world division champion and newly-elected member of the Philippine Senate, said for his part. “Boxing benefited from Muhammad Ali’s talent, but not nearly as much as mankind benefitted from his humanity.”

“RIP @muhammadali. a legend who transcended sport and was a true champion for all,” said Dela Hoya, the 1992 Olympic gold winner and multi-titled world champ, in his twitter account@OscarDeLaHoya.

Below are some of the other thoughts by diverge group of people from the world of sports and entertainment who mourned the death of the man referred to as ‘The Greatest.’

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