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Muhammad Ali celebrates 70th birthday
Louisville welcomes home boxing icon remembered for more than just his epic fights in the ring.
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2012 09:19

Muhammad Ali was the world heavyweight champion with an appeal that went beyond sport.

The boxing star's dramatic life always grabbed media attention. The public has been witness to a life filled with drama, controversy and thrills including: his court battle to avoid jail for refusing to fight in Vietnam, his three world heavyweight championship wins, his conversion to Islam and his humanitarian work.

Now, he is a national icon celebrating his 70th birthday.

John Terrett reports from Ali's hometown of Louisville, Kentucky.

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Al Jazeera
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