Year in review: sports top 7


Jack Belanger, Staff Writer

6. Boxer-Muhammad Ali Passes Away

One of the giant figures in sports history, Muhammad Ali, passed away on June 3- in Arizona due to complications from Parkinson’s Disease. Ali boxed from 1960-1981. He is considered to be one, if not the, greatest boxer who ever lived. Ali was a polarizing figure; his confidence never wavered and he was known for trash-talking opponents during matches. He held multiple heavyweight titles. He was also known for his work as a civil rights activist. He followed the teaching of Malcolm X, and advocated for African-American rights throughout his life. In 2005 he was given the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Number five will be released tomorrow.