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Tributes to 'The Greatest' pour in from Ali friends and fans

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>> Tributes to the late icon, Muhammad Ali, pouring in from friends, fans and boxing foes. New York's Madison Square Garden, forever linked to Ali as host to numerous bouts, paying homage to The Greatest who died Friday at age 74. So, too, in Ali's hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. At the Muhammad Ali Center and Museum, and mourners laying flowers outside his boyhood home.
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Former boxer Larry Holmes, who beat a post-prime Ali in 1980, looking back fondly on his friend.>> Ali was a hard man to intimidate because he was a nice man. He'd give you the shirt of his back. He didn't care about money or anything else. You know he cared about people, and even when I fought him and beat him I thought that maybe he would be mad at me.
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Cuz I beat him I won the tournament, and I said man, I love you anyway man. He goes if you love me why you beat me up then, and he was still cracking jokes.>> Ali remembered on the campaign trail too. Bernie Sanders reminding some opponents of the deep held beliefs of the man who fought for peace.
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>> To all of Donald Trump's supporters.>>
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Who think it is appropriate to tell us that they love Muhammad Ali but they hate Muslims. Understand, understand, that Mohammed Ali was a very devout Muslim who took his religion very seriously.>>
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>> And this trio of heavyweights tweeted by George Foreman with the words, a part of me slipped away.
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A private funeral for Ali will take place Thursday in Louisville, Followed by a public service on Friday, with eulogies from Bill Clinton, broadcaster Bryant Gumbel and comedian Billy Crystal.