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Muhammad Ali, arguably the greatest boxer of all time passed away at the age of 74 at a Phoenix, Arizona hospital on Friday, June 3,2016.

After a 32-year battle with Parkinson’s disease, Muhammad Ali has passed away at the age of 74. The three-time World Heavyweight Champion boxer died this evening,” says Bob Gunnell, a family spokesman.

In June 1964, Muhammad Ali visited Nigeria on a three-day trip and he returned back in 1979 for the inauguration of President Shehu Shagari.

Here are some rare photos of Ali’s visit

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1. Everybody wanted to shake hands with the great Ali

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2. And he was dressed in the traditional Yoruba attire

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3. More time with the youngsters

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4. And Nigerians were happy to see him

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5. He was welcomed by a model, Joyce Obang when he came in 1964

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6. Tolulope Adeleke Ishola Fatoyinbo, a journalist got the chance to interview him

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7. When he came back in 1979 for the installation ceremony of President Shehu Shagari which held at the Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos.

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8. With the governor of Lagos then, Mobolaji Johnson

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9. Spending time with Nigerians

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