Precious Moments Between Muhammad Ali and His Daughters

Muhammad Ali was more than just an athlete and an activist, the three-time world heavyweight boxing champion was also a proud father to nine children--two boys and seven daughters with whom he a particulshared a special bond. Between Maryum, Jamilah, Rasheda, Hana, Laila, Miya and Khaliah, Muhammad leaves behind a legacy also rooted in the love of his family. Here are 26 precious moments of Muhammad Ali And his daughters.

Joslyn Winkfield Jun, 09, 2016

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Sleepy girl! Muhammad Ali carries one of his daughters during RFK Pro-Celebrity Tennis Tournament Party at Rainbow Room. The boxer was never without his girls! 

2 of 26 Stanley Weston/Getty Images

Even the GOAT needs time to unwind. The champ sits with his daughter after training for his title defense against Sonny Liston in 1965.

3 of 26 Frank Tewkesbury/Evening Standard/Getty Images

Tired pap! Muhammad Ali yawns while babysitting two of his daughters Laila and Hana in 1978. 

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Family always came first for Ali. 

5 of 26 AP Photo/Ray Howard

Precious daddy-daughter moment!

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Precious! Muhammad Ali holds Hana during the filming of The Greatest, and our hearts collectively melt. 

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"We all tried to stay strong and whispered in his ear, 'You can go now. We will be okay. We love you. Thank you. You can go back to God now,'" daughter Hana wrote in a touching Instagram post after Ali's death. 

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Ali knew how to take his training to the next level.

9 of 26 Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty

Like father, like daughter. 

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Traveling with Muhammad Ali was always a family affair. 

11 of 26 Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Rasheedah might be all grown up, but she's still a daddy's girl. 

12 of 26 Allen Berezovsky

How stunning do Muhammad Ali, Lonnie Ali, Maryum Ali and Hana Ali look?

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Muhammad Ali and Laila look quite dapper! 

14 of 26 Jeff Kravitz

Muhammad wore his dates with pride at the Ali movie premiere. 

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A king isn't a king without his queen(s)!

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Laila Ali has followed in her father's footsteps.

17 of 26 Vince Bucci/Getty Images

Times might have changed, but Muhammad Ali still packs a punch.

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Ali and daughter Hana at the 4th Annual Race to Erase MS Gala in 1996.

19 of 26 Jeff Kravitz

Muhammad Ali and daughter Hana during Ali Hollywood Premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood.

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Muhammad ali and his daughters Rasheda and May May at 'ROAST THIS! An Evening with Muhammad Ali and Friends' in Los Angeles.

21 of 26 AP Photo/John Amis

What a touching photo between Laila and Muhammad Ali.

22 of 26 AP Photo/Richard Drew

We can practically feel how proud May May is of her father! 

23 of 26 J. P. Aussenard

Muhammad Ali and his family are shining as bright as a star. 

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The family resemblance is strong! 

25 of 26 Ed Mulholland/WireImage

Laila Ali is proof that history repeats itself! 

26 of 26 Ken Levine /Allsport

Daddy-daughter time is #1 for May May Ali.