“Sports for Peace” Gala Stars Celebrate The Great Muhammad Ali
Society warm-up for the Olympics – the gala "Sports for Peace" for boxing legend Muhammad Ali (70) in London. Goldigster moment of the night – Vladimir Klitschko (36) Love Hymn, "Muhammad, I love you. You are the Rocky of life. "
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Box Legend London honors Muhammad Ali
For Muhammad Ali stars like Boris Becker, Bob Geldof and Lewis Hamilton came to the “Victoria & Albert Museum.” Pinnacle: Auction Bid! Formula 1 star Lewis Hamilton (27) Photos of Ali bought for 140 000 euros. The money goes to the “Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center.”
Muhammad Ali was in a wheelchair through the back door, hiding his eyes behind dark sunglasses, ravaged by his illness. Nevertheless, he was a little later in the camera flashes again the greatest.
Ali’s wife Lonnie said that her 70 year old husband was “overwhelmed” by the generosity of the guests, and his younger brother, Rahman added: “He is very happy that he can be here. He is very proud. “Ali, in the progress of Parkinson’s disease ever manifests itself not in public. His aura can escape but still no one – not even the lined-sports celebrities.
“It’s a great honor to have been invited at all,” said Boris Becker with a beaming face: “I was fortunate to Muhammad Ali, already experiencing some times ago. He is the ultimate sports legend. “
Similar to the three-time Wimbledon champion Becker, who is actually an integral part of the British even high society, Wladimir Klitschko looked in the face of the upcoming dinners with the “world champion of the people” as a child on Christmas Eve. “It’s sports in all continents of the world has brought. He was a sportsman, was a peacemaker, politician, so to speak. He is a good man among the athletes, “Becker said of Ali:” He is the ‘greatest of all time’ is. “
Ali, who has been suffering for almost 30 years from Parkinson’s disease shows itself less and less in public. Two days before the Olympic Games, the former heavyweight champion was at “his” gala but to be there.
The British press has speculated on the evening that the Olympic champion from 1960, who had triumphed at that time still under his “slave name” Cassius Clay, would probably on Friday to attend the opening ceremony of the Games.