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David Beckham and Stevie Wonder open in Muhammad Ali’s 70th birthday celebrations

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Muhammad Ali is honoured in Las Vegas as singers, athletes, and former opponents turned out to celebrate the 70th birthday of the man known as “The Greatest.

David Beckham described Muhammad Ali as an inspiration as he paid tribute to the boxing legend at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas during a star-studded birthday celebration for the 70-year-old.

“Muhammad Ali has shown us one man can make a difference.”

“His example of love, character, dignity, makes us want to be better. Muhammad Ali, you inspire me,” said Beckham.

The party also featured performances from a variety of artists including Stevie Wonder who performed his hit Happy Birthday.

Ali’s daughter, Rasheda, had earlier told Reuters that she knew her father would be thrilled to see Stevie Wonder perform:

“He has a long history with Stevie Wonder. He’s known him his whole life,” said Rasheda Ali.

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