Muhammad Ali is not only a fighter and humanitarian, but he’s also a family man. In honor of his 72nd birthday this week, see the family man at work.
Muhammad Ali was just as big a lover as he was a fighter, having endured four marriages and becoming a father to nine children. And now that “The Greatest” will be turning 72 on January 17th, he’s been able to watch his family become one of his greatest legacies.
This photo, taken on December 22, 1971, shows the family man training in Zurich, Switzerland, in preparation for his match against German boxer Jurgen Blin. With his twin daughters Jamillah and Rasheda wheeling ahead and eldest daughter Maryum scurrying right behind, Ali appears to be training his daughters how to multitask with the utmost efficiency.