Zambia's greatest boxer of all time, Lottie Mwale, has died at the age of 53 from Parkinson's Disease. The president of his country called the former light heavyweight contender a national hero. Mwale turned pro in 1977 and spent 17 years in ring war. It is likely that boxing contributed to his condition. Barely a year into his career, he strung together back-to-back wins over Tony Sibson, a future European champion, and Marvin Johnson, a future world champion. He got one world title shot and lost it, to Matthew Saad Muhammad in 1980. he also lost to Eddie Mustafa Muhammad and Virgil Hill, but defeated Jeff Lampkin, a future world cruiserweight title holder, in 1987. He ended his career with a 44-9 mark. Boxingtalk sends its condolences to his family and friends.