Boxing legend Muhammad Ali was the star guest at The Sports for Peace charity fund raiser that kicked off the Olympic party season. Big names from the world of sport including Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton and world heavyweight boxing champion Vladimir Klitschko attended the dinner in honour of the 70-year-old boxing icon. Here are the two sportsmen speaking about the impact this legend had on their lives.

Muhammed Ali has battled Parkinson's disease for many years, making only rare public appearances since his diagnosis.

And here is the young Cassius Clay as he was known before he converted to the Muslim faith preparing for a fight against Sonny liston Smith. He proclaimed himself 'The greatest' and used witty rhyming slang in public before

During the 1960s Ali won all of his bouts with the majority of them by knockout. In 1960 Ali won the gold medal for the U.S. in the 1960 Rome Olympics in the light heavyweight class . He continues embodies the true meaning of a champion with his tireless dedication to the causes he believes in

Written & Presented by Ann Salter