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Boxing world, and the world at large, react to Muhammad Ali's passing

Boxing world, and the world at large, react to Muhammad Ali's passing

The enormity of Muhammad Ali’s death reverberated Saturday in the impact felt by the millions he touched, especially those in the fight game.

Manny Pacquiao said his decision to pursue a life in public service as a senator in the Philippines after winning a record eight division belts was influenced by Ali’s embrace of mankind.

Unbeaten Floyd Mayweather Jr. said “words can’t explain” what Ali did for boxing, acknowledging the three-time heavyweight champion “was one of the guys who paved the way for me.”

And Ultimate Fighting Championship Chairman Lorenzo Fertitta credited Ali for spawning Fertitta’s love of combat sports,...

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