The greatest Muhammad Ali---as I'm sure almost all of you would have known by now---is no more. May the champion rest in peace.
He was quite phenomenal. He was one of those very rare sportsmen. He was loved by everyone around the world. Generations were crazy about him! He was a common household name. Add that to the fact that the name 'Muhammad Ali' is already a very common here, and you can be sure that his name can't be easily forgotten ever. I personally know at least three 'Muhammad Alis'.
My father, my uncles, my grandfather, and a lot of elders around me often talked about him. They would tell how they made sure to not to miss any single match of his (which were broadcasted live, btw---something not common in Pakistan in those days). Despite never being fortunate enough to get to watch him live, I grew up having a lot of respect for him. And when I later came to know about his stance on Vietnam war, my respect for him only deepened.
Since this is a forum for old(school) people, I'm sure many of you must have seen his matches. Tell me how the greatest Muhammad Ali was in your country as a phenomenon?