The world was shocked to hear the news that Muhammad ‘The People’s Champion’ Ali has died, aged 72 in hospital.

The former Heavyweight champion changed people’s perception of boxing and will forever be remembered as one of, if not, the greatest ever sportsman.

We remember Ali and his greatness through these incredibly rare photos of the man.

RIP Champ.

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Olympic Champion

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At just 18 years-old, known as Cassius Clay, Ali won an Olympic gold medal in Rome.

Here he is pictured atop of the podium. The win signalled the end of his amateur career.