Boxing icon Muhammad Ali mourned by sports world

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Muhammad Ali's death at the age of 74 on Friday night shook the sports world. Athletes from all corners of the world weighed in on the icon's impact, talking about how Ali affected their careers and the world at large.

His hometown of Louisville is honoring the champ: Boxing and combat sports:

The best there ever was and ever will be! Rest easy, Champ #ALI

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Was one of the most special moments of my life. R.I.P to the one and only @muhammadali #GOAT #hislegacylivesforever

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Post by NFL.

G.O.A.T You will be missed but never forgotten. #MuhammadAli

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