Muhammad Ali's Health Getting Worse, Says Brother

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali is so ill from Parkinson's disease that he can now barely talk.

Ali's brother, Rahman, revealed the health update as the former world heavyweight champion failed to attend the premier of his bio-pic I Am Ali in Hollywood.

Ali, 72, whose tongue was even quicker than his lightning fists in helping him dominate the sport, was diagnosed with the disease in 1984.

"I have not been able to talk to my brother about this because he is sick," Rahman told The Sunday People as questions were raised about Ali's absence from the premier of a movie he was also to ill to help with in production terms.

"He doesn't speak too well. But he is proud that we are here for him. He has given this film his blessing".

The family is planning a private screening for Ali at his Arizona home.

The Times said the documentary film directed by Clare Lewins, revealed an intimate portrait of the boxer's life, told through a series of oral histories with Ali's family and rivals including Mike Tyson and George Foreman.

The feature-length also used Ali's personal archive of audio journals.

His son, Ali Jr, said in January he believed there was "no chance" his father would survive until the end of 2014.

"I just want, hope and pray to God that this awful disease takes my dad sooner rather than later," he said.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Sterling Archer on 10-13-2014

wish he could talk again. imagine if he did not have this disease and ali went on to become a boxing analyst or something. i would have loved his takes on boxing these last 20-30 years.

Comment by jsmith_tsu on 10-13-2014

[QUOTE=Mr.Fantastic;15021610]I broke no rule. You're the one actually breaking one with the name calling. No rule broken. I don't like Edwin Valero's criminal ass either. Because when it came time to serve and defend the place he lived in, he…

Comment by Mr.Fantastic on 10-13-2014

[QUOTE=HughJass;15020143]Please ban this cuntface.What a fu.ckin piece of[/QUOTE] I broke no rule. You're the one actually breaking one with the name calling. [QUOTE=valero;15020201]Enjoy your ban[/QUOTE] No rule broken. I don't like Edwin Valero's criminal ass either. [QUOTE=travestyny;15020232]Out of curiosity,…

Comment by boxingfan4life on 10-13-2014

[QUOTE=Mr.Fantastic;15019790]A pedophile, murderer, and a rapist has never done any harm to me either.[/QUOTE] Okay in your opinion what makes Ali a POS is the real question?

Comment by boxingfan4life on 10-13-2014

[QUOTE=Mr.Fantastic;15019224]Good! I don't know why this POS gets symbolized as an American hero when he really isn't.[/QUOTE] I respect your opinion but saying "good" to a man's declining health is pretty ridiculous. I guess we can say that whenever one…

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