domingo, 15 de janeiro de 2012
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Dozens of guests have gathered in Louisville to celebrate Muhammad Ali's 70th birthday with the boxing champ.
As about 350 people mingled in a lobby of the Muhammad Ali Center in Ali's hometown, he walked out to a second-floor balcony overlooking them. The crowd began to clap and chant his name and then sang "Happy Birthday." Ali, who is battling Parkinson's disease, leaned against a rail and raised his right hand to wave to the crowd. Those gathered then headed into a banquet hall where the party was taking place.
Among the notable guests is University of Kentucky men's basketball coach John Calipari. He said that he grew up as a fan of Ali's and loved the boxer because of his confidence.Rocker John Mellencamp was scheduled to entertain the crowd. Ali turns 70 on Tuesday.