London honors ‘The Greatest’ with sacred boxing relics


LONDON: Boxing idol Muhammad Ali’s gloves from the “most important sporting event in history” and pieces of his childhood home are among the artifacts at an exhibition in London honoring “the greatest.” The vast show opening on Saturday at London’s 02 Arena traces the story of the boxer from his childhood, through his glittering and brutal career to his elevation as a cultural and political icon. The 100 items at the “I Am The Greatest” show include one of his robes, embroidered with his famous “float like a butterfly, sting like a bee” mantra and a dazzling rhinestone and jeweled boxing gown given to him by rock ‘n ‘roll legend Elvis Presley in 1973.



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