Muhammad Ali’s Final Days Photographs, Speaks of Strength
‘God came for his champion. So long great one’ as tweeted by Mike Tyson; starring defiantly into the camera lens shows his refusal to Parkinson disease which took his life ultimately.
Ali in a haunting style, poses with his fists for the one last time, captured by Zenon Texeira, a British photographer. No doubt, one of The Greatest Still making rounds in the social media.
In his last ever series of portraits, he didn’t forget to use his playful smile as if challenging his disease at the face of it. Ali had lost none of his fighting spirits, 3 times heavyweight boxing champion, Zenon expressed how the family gave blessings at Ali’s final photo-shoot. Contrary to a bad health condition, Zenon narrates ‘good spirits’ of the father of nine, famed not only as boxing hero but crusader of civil rights.
Pictures were photographed just a few weeks before his death.
Zenon said: “It was an absolute pleasure and privilege to photograph one of the biggest icons this planet has ever seen.
“Muhammad was a delight to photograph.”
“I feel blessed to have met my all-time sporting hero.”
“To capture his majesty with such intimacy fulfills a dream.”
He accepted, he was into his nerves while “photographing the most photographed icon of all time”.
Muhammad Ali’s legacy cannot be forgotten, the portraits will add to the recorded champ’s life giant tapestry.
Zenon was hoping to photograph the legendary Muhammad Ali once he’ll get better; he never thought this one to be the last.