Muhammed Ali is a man worth millions after his former years of being a boxing champ, but apparently one of his children isn’t living so lavishly.
A reporter from the Florida Newsday recently went to go see Muhammed Ali Jr., the champion’s son, in his home in Englewood Chicago, and found out that he lives in a rough neighborhood.
According to the story, Ali Jr. lives off of food stamps with his wife and two children in a charity-furnished home in “murder central”.
The piece reports:
During his glittering career, Ali made and lost several fortunes. In 2006, however, he sold his image rights to CKX (now Core Media Group), which also controls the rights to Elvis Presley’s image. The deal, which covers licensing rights and trademarks, was worth at least £30 million — more than enough to keep Ali and his wife in comfort for the rest of their lives.
Why, then, must Muhammad Ali Junior, 40, his wife Shaakira and their daughters, aged five and four, languish in a charity-furnished garret owned by his in-laws, scraping by on food-stamps worth £135 a month, plus the few dollars he earns selling autographed photos and doing odd-jobs?
Ali Jr. told the reporter that his misfortune comes from Muhammed Ali’s fourth wife Lonnie who has almost completely obstracised him and his family.
The brother of the boxing legend has also been on record of saying the same thing of his wife, calling her an “evil bitch” and “gold digger”.
This is a sad story, and we hope that Ali Jr. can get himself back on his feet soon!
SOURCE: Florida News Day