Muhammad Ali and President Bush-WH photoStars of sport and showbiz came together for a huge celebration of Muhammad Ali on Saturday night in Las Vegas, offering birthday wishes and raising millions of dollars.

Around 2,000 people attended the gala to celebrate Ali’s life and generate money for brain research, a mission Ali’s family says is important to him in part because of his nearly 30-year battle with Parkinson’s disease.

A set of gloves Ali used to defeat Floyd Patterson in 1965 in Las Vegas – the first heavyweight title fight in Sin City – sold for $1.1million.

(READ the story in the Daily Mail)

Photo of Ali winning medal from President Bush

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