Ali the Great Deserves Knighthood

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Several prominent Britons including Sir Bob Geldof, SNP leader Alex Salmond support a campaign to award an honorary knighthood to Muhammad Ali.

muhammad-ali-picture-quotes-impossible-is-nothingThe legendary boxer will arrive in London on Friday to attend the opening of I Am The Greatest exhibition at O2. The event showcases the story of the legend from his humble beginnings in Kentucky to becoming one of the most recognisable figures of the 20th Century

Ex-world heavyweight champion David Haye first set up the petition urging Prime Minister David Cameron to back the Honorary Knighthood. Since then some 18,500 people have given their support, as have the likes of London Mayor Boris Johnson, champion boxer Anthony Joshua, comedian John Bishop and singer Foxes.

An array of MPs from across the political spectrum have also already given their backing to the move, with more coming forward every day.

Previous recipients of an Honorary Knighthood given to non-UK nationals include Bono, the late Terry Wogan, Steven Spielberg and Kevin Spacey.