At 70, Muhammad Ali  the three-time heavy weight champion is “still the greatest” to friends and admirers worldwide.and he is also still looking young and vibrant. his friends and loved ones threw him a bash on saturday in his Kentucky home town. though he is battling with parkinsons disease

Born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. on Jan. 17, 1942, Ali took up boxing at age 12, when his bike was stolen and he wanted to find and whip the culprit.

The boy was introduced to Joe Martin, a police officer who coached boxing at a local gym.

Ali flourished in the ring, becoming a top amateur and Olympic gold medallist. He made his professional debut in Louisville and arranged for a local children’s hospital to receive proceeds from the fight.

Once again happy birthday.