With the blessing of the former world champion’s family, British photographer Zenon Texeira was invited into Ali’s home in Phoenix, Arizona, at the end of March. In the haunting photoshoot, Muhammad Ali raises his fists for the final time.
The deadly effects of more than three decades fighting Parkinson’s is obvious in the extraordinary images published today by the Daily Mail for the first time. Ali once estimated that he had taken about 29,000 punches to his head and earned over $40 million in his career. However, the effect of the punches lingered long after most of the money was gone.