CHAMP’S LOVING LEGACY
Boxing legend Ali places tender kiss on little Hana
an honourable man, he didn’t believe in embarrassing women or airing his dirty laundry, so he took the blame for things.
“Their love story just looked like he tired of her or decided to find another woman, but it wasn’t that way. I love all my siblings and we’re close, I’m not going to embarrass their mother or talk bad about her.”
Ali died following complications related to Parkinson’s disease.
But Hana, who has a shrine to her dad in the garden of her Los Angeles home, said she refused to worry about whether the condition that killed him is genetic.
She added: “Even if that was a thought among my siblings – and I don’t know because we don’t talk about it – nobody worries they might get it. “My father always taught that everything that happens on the Earth is about growth and he learned a lot from life. “If anything Hana and Dad share hug in treasured snap happened, we’d know how to deal with it because he taught us early.
“He was constantly thinking and talking about whether the world would remember him, especially after he was no longer boxing and time would go by.
“I always told him, ‘Daddy, you will never be forgotten’. He was always so grateful for that.
“So in the grief, I felt this happiness because I’d learned
Hana with Mum, sis Laila with Dad Ali and tot Hana with ice lollies since being a child that my father was going to die one day, we are all going to die, it’s part of life. “It’s okay to cry and be sad, it’s a healthy emotion, you just don’t stop on them too long. “There’s no point cursing God or asking, ‘Why me?’ “It’s just part of the chance you take when you come to the Earth. Good and bad happens.” email@example.com At Home with Muhammad Ali: A Personal Memoir by Hana Ali is released on September 6 by Bantam Press.
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