Got quite downhearted earlier today when I read a report that the great Muhammed Ali was said to " be close to death" in an article quoting his brother. Much relieved when later reports appear to contradict this. Muhammad Ali pictured watching the Super Bowl as family dismiss claims he could be 'dead in days' | Mail Online I understand that Parkinsons has taken it's toll, but as one who watched himin his glory years, I fear that when he dies it will be the end of an era in boxing. Cooper et al were good boxers, hard fighters but sportsmen. Not sure that is often the case nowadays.