Thursday is boxing legend Muhammad Ali’s 71st birthday. Rev. Al Sharpton honors a man who was never afraid to speak his mind and stood up for what he believed in, even though it cost him his championship title.
U.S. boxing great Muhammad Ali poses during the Crystal Award ceremony at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland January 28, 2006. REUTERS/Andreas Meier
Actress and entertainer Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart arrive at Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night XIX at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa, Saturday, March 23, 2013, in Phoenix.
Singer Andrea Bocelli performs at the Muhammad Ali Celebrity Fight Night Awards XIX in Phoenix, Arizona March 23, 2013. The charity event is held in honor of Muhammad Ali's fight to find a cure for Parkinson's disease, according to the organisers. Picture taken March 23, 2013. REUTERS/Ralph Freso