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How the world media reacted to Muhammad Ali's death

June 04, 2016 19:54 IST

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IMAGE: Argentinian boxer Sergio Martinez, left, and the president of the World Boxing Council, Jose Sulaiman, right, place the crown of ‘King of Boxing’ on former American boxer Muhammad Ali. Photograph: Victor Ruiz Garcia/Reuters.

Muhammad Ali was remembered in tributes worldwide for his iconic fight for social justice as well as his legendary boxing battles following his death on Friday at the age 74.

His unprecedented flair for showmanship and controversial stands made him one of the best-known figures of the 20th century.

He proclaimed himself "the greatest" - as well as "the boldest, the prettiest, the most superior, most scientific, most skillfullest."

The news of his death featured in the front pages of major world newspaper and news websites.

Here is a look at how the world media has reacted to this news.

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