Boxer Manny Pacquiao released a statement early Saturday on the passing of Muhammad Ali.
Ali died Friday at 74 after being hospitalized Thursday with a respiratory issue complicated by his Parkinson’s disease.
“We lost a giant today,” Pacquiao said. “Boxing benefited from Muhammad Ali’s talents but not nearly as much as mankind benefited from his humanity. Our hearts and prayers go out to the Ali family. May God bless them.”
Ali is survived by his wife Lonnie and nine children.