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Boxing legend Muhammad Ali has died.

Boxing great Muhammad Ali has died aged 74 in a Phoenix hospital following a short battle with a respiratory illness.

Ali, regarded as the greatest professional boxer in the history of the sport, was admitted to hospital earlier this week with the illness and died on Saturday morning (AEST).

He had been suffering from Parkinson’s disease for more than three decades.

Ali compiled a 56-5 win-loss record as a professional boxer and won a gold medal at the 1960 Olympics in Rome.

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This post originally appeared on ABC News.

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