2012-01-17 / Focus
Ali at 70: Still a fighter
World-renowned boxing champion celebrates birthday, battles Parkinson’s
PHOENIX “Rumble, young man, rumble,” used to be his battle cry. But Muhammad Ali is an old man now, ravaged by his years in the ring and his decades of braving Parkinson’s disease. The voice that used to bellow that he was “The Greatest” is largely muted now, save for those times in the mornings when he is able to whisper his thoughts.