Legendary boxer Muhammad Ali is said to be in very bad condition, according to his brother Rahman Ali.
Rahman said the former heavyweight champion cannot speak and doesn’t even recognize him. He fears Muhammad won’t be alive much longer.
Rahman said his 71-year-old brother, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1984, is close to death.
He revealed, “He’s in a bad way. He’s very sick. It could be months, it could be days. I don’t know if he’ll last the summer. He’s in God’s hands.”
Rahman Ali said Muhammad’s wife Lonnie refuses to let the family visit the former boxing champ.
Ali has appeared frail and was rushed to the hospital in December 2011 after falling unconscious just days after he attended the funeral of fellow boxing great, Joe Frazier.
Rahman, who has suffered recurrent strokes due to his own boxing career, said he is so upset over being cut out of his beloved brother’s life.
Ali, the father of nine, reportedly wants a Martin Luther King quote on his gravestone, which reads, “I tried to love somebody, I did try to feed the hungry. I did try, in my life, to clothe those who were naked. I want you to say that I tried to love and serve humanity. The Greatest.”
Muhammad Ali’s wife of 26 years, Yolanda “Lonnie” Williams, refused to comment on the claims.
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