Ali's life to be honored in Vegas by celebrities
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Muhammad Ali lost just twice in his seven prizefights in Las Vegas over 19 years. Now, dozens of heavyweight celebrities are back in Sin City to laud a lifetime in the spotlight and join the icon known as "The Greatest'' in fighting neurological diseases.
Guests have begun arriving at a swanky gala to celebrate Ali's 70th birthday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, the site of most of boxing's major fights the past 20 years. Roughly 2,000 people are expected at Saturday night's event.
Ali turned 70 last month, celebrating then with another party and fundraiser in his home state of Kentucky.
Boxing promoter Bob Arum said during a pre-gala reception Friday night that Ali will go down as one of the most important Americans in history.