Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has described Muhammad Ali as the greatest boxer of the modern era.
In a tweet to mourn the legendary boxer who died age 74 Saturday June 4 from a respiratory illness, the New Patriotic Party flagbearer said Ali was “eloquent, brilliant, principled, and icon and the greatest boxer of the modern era”.
Eloquent, brilliant, principled, and icon. The greatest boxer of the modern era. May he rest in perfect peace. #RIPMuhammadAli— Nana Akufo-Addo (@NAkufoAddo) June 4, 2016
The former world heavyweight boxing champion, one of the world's best-known sportsmen, died at a hospital in the US city of Phoenix in Arizona State after being admitted on Thursday June 2.
Born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Ali shot to fame by winning light-heavyweight gold at the 1960 Rome Olympics.
Ali beat Sonny Liston in 1964 to win his first world title and became the first boxer to capture a world heavyweight title on three separate occasions.
He retired in 1981, having won 56 of his 61 fights.
According to his family, the funeral will take place in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky.