I listen to a tape of Dad praying every day.. my God, what a gift
MUHAMMAD ALI’S DAUGHTER ON
Hana, Ali & mum prologue and the first chapter. He didn’t see the end result, I was probably 60 per cent done when he passed away, but I had planned it for years. But it was a great story to share with his fans.” Hana reveals that simple things keep the memory of Ali forever alive in her mind – like watching the Western movies that he enjoyed. In the weeks after he died rumours swirled that his offspring were at war with fourth wife Lonnie over his €65million fortune. It was claimed his nine children hate each other and only kept a fragile truce to safeguard their inheritance. But Hana Ali in 1966 with copy of Mirror insists this couldn’t be further from the truth, saying she loves all of her siblings and that they regularly swap pictures and tales via a group chat on social media.
She added: “The press writes silly things, like we were arguing and fighting over the will, which was so funny because there was no conversation or argument between anyone about that will. I don’t know where that came from.
“None of the siblings were arguing, fighting, fussing. Everyone got an equal share, in terms of money.
“No one was treated any better, as far as the will was concerned, with his natural kids. It’s a tricky subject but the siblings weren’t fighting amongst each other.”
In fact, she claims the only issues relate to second wife Belinda Boyd, mum to four of his children. Belinda has claimed the marriage broke down because of Ali’s repeated infidelity. But Hana, married to mixed martial arts star Kevin Casey, has decided to say very little on the subject out of respect for her halfbrother and sisters. She said: “My father was Ali’s last Christmas with Hana
THE GREATEST DAD