Obamas mourn Muhammad Ali: “We pray that the greatest fighter of them all finally rests in peace”
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama on Saturday mourned the loss of boxing legend Muhammad Ali.
“Muhammad Ali shook up the world,” the Obamas said in a statement released by the White House. “And the world is better for it. We are all better for it. Michelle and I send our deepest condolences to his family, and we pray that the greatest fighter of them all finally rests in peace.”
Ali, 74, died Friday after a lengthy battle against Parkinson’s disease.