Despite recent reports from his brother that the boxing legend was close to death, Muhammad Ali looked quite spry while watching the Super Bowl Sunday.
A photo of the heavyweight champion enjoying the big game at his Phoenix, Ariz. home was shared on Twitter late Sunday night.
Rooting for the Baltimore Ravens, Ali wore a purple team jersey while holding a Ravens helmet balloon, with a Ravens flag in the background. The former boxer also held up his fists and gave a grimace indicative of his heyday.
In addition to the photo, two of Ali’s daughters also dispelled rumors that their father is fatally ill.
"He's fine, in fact he was talking well this morning," May May Ali told the Associated Press in a telephone interview Sunday. "These rumors pop up every once in a while but there's nothing to them."
Laila Ali also captioned a photo of her father sitting in a chair, wearing a Ray Lewis T-shirt, “My dads health is normal! Here is a pic of him today! Thanks for all well wishes.”
It was earlier Sunday that Ali’s brother Rahman Ali, told the UK Sun that the champion boxer would likely not live for much longer.
“He's in a bad way. He's very sick,” Rahman Ali told the Sun. “It could be months, it could be days.”
However, several sources report that Rahman has not seen his brother since last summer at the Sports for Peace Gala that took place in London in July, and has no contact with the family.
Ali was notably suffers from Parkinson's disease.
According to the Daily Mail, the last time he had a health scare that was reported to the public was in 2011, when he was hospitalized after losing consciousness just days following the funeral of fellow boxing great Joe Frazier. He was reportedly treated for dehydration.
Now 71, Ali recently celebrated his birthday Jan. 17.
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