*Muhammad Ali Jr. believed to have moved out of family home in Chicago
*Wanted to live in better neighborhood after years in the South Side
*For the last ten years he has been relying on food stamps and handouts
*Had been estranged from his sporting legend father for a number of years
Just over a month after Muhammad Ali’s death, his son Muhammad Ali Jr., is believed to have moved out of his family home in Chicago’s South Side to a more affluent part of the city.
According to reports, he was woefully neglected by his absentee father as a child, and badly bullied by boys who wanted to prove they could beat up the champion’s son.
Sources told Radar Online he wanted to move into a better neighborhood after getting the money.
Children of the boxing hero, who died on June 3, met in California to discus how to divide his estate.
When Ali Jr. returned, those close to them said he had suddenly come into cash, according to report.
For the last ten years, he and his family – wife Shaakira and children, Ameera, eight, and Shakera, seven – have been relying on food stamps and handouts.
He had been estranged from his sporting legend father for a number of years.
The insiders say he is moving close to Midway Airport.
Funny enough: ‘He gave his wife $75 to buy herself something nice, and bought the kids new shoes. He also wants to set up a trust fund for his kids,’ the source told the tabloid site.
After suffering problems with addiction, his family now want him to get clean and get a job.
The insider added: ‘He wants to do landscaping stuff and help people. He doesn’t need much. He’s a simple dude.’
In an interview with Daily Mail Online shortly before his father’s death, Ali Jr. said he was in contact with his sisters, but they rarely discussed family matters.
He said: ‘I’m trying to live life, and be good. I saw him on his 72nd birthday, then on his 73rd birthday, I sung happy birthday to him, and I heard nothing back, he didn’t respond and I know it was the Parkinson’s. I knew he was in a pretty bad shape.
‘I don’t discuss my father to my sisters about anything, I don’t have anybody I can confide in, so I don’t do that. I don’t really care anymore about being cut off from the family.
‘I’ve got through so much things in my life, I’ve got to the point where it doesn’t matter anymore, I live for me. I live life.
‘I know that the last thing about Parkinson’s is being bed ridden, and he’s been laid up in bed for months.
‘My grandfather also has Parkinson’s, I don’t think about my father, when my grandfather is in Flossmoor, I’m close to him, more than I am my father, I’ve got to serve my purpose and help my grandfather Sada Ali-Din, at least I’m helping somebody.
‘He’s got Parkinson’s, my mother’s father. He lives with Amina.
‘It’s just not something that I worry about, I’ve got more things to worry about than my father, I got to live life.’
He had claimed he had received nothing from his father before his death.
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