Legendary boxer Muhammad Ali pictured enjoying Super Bowl after his family denied reports that he is ‘close to death’

NEW ORLEANS: An image of Muhammad Ali emerged in which iconic former world heavyweight boxing champion was seen enjoying the Super Bowl this morning, knocking down rumors about the fears that Ali ‘could die within days’.

After his brother Rahman Ali claimed that the 71-year-old legendary fighter, who has suffered from Parkinson’s disease since 1984, was close to death, fears were raised over Ali’s health.

But an image of Ali emerged in the early hours, holding his fists up in defiance and wearing a Baltimore Ravens jersey at his family home in Phoenix, where he watched the Ravens’ 34-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers with his wife Lonnie.

‘He look great,’ Ali’s family spokesman Bob Gunnell said. ‘He’s having a Super Bowl Party’.

Ali’s daughter May May also insisted her father was in fighting spirit following a conversation with him on the telephone. ‘He’s fine, in fact he was talking well this morning,’ she said. ‘These rumors pop up every once in a while but there’s nothing to them.’

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