Sports world reacts to Muhammad Ali's death

Yahoo Sports Staff

As news broke that boxing great Muhammad Ali died at 74, the sports world took to Twitter to share its thoughts on the legend.

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Floyd Mayweather also sent a message to Yahoo Sports following the passing of the all-time boxing legend.

"I am truly saddened to hear that we have lost such a great man. He was truly great inside the ring, but moreso outside the ring because he was a great ambassador for human life and peace. He set an unbelievable example for many generations to come. My heart and prayers go out to his family. It is truly a sad day."


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