Muhammad Ali turns 70

Muhammad Ali
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Former heavyweight champion of the world Muhammad Ali celebrates his 70th birthday today.

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali is celebrating his 70th birthday today.

The former heavyweight champion of the world retired in 1981 with a professional record of 56 wins from 61 fights.

He also won a gold medal at Rome Olympics in 1960 in the light heavyweight division.

Three years after announcing his retirement, Ali was diagnosed with Parkinson's syndrome.

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