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Give Muhammad Ali an Honorary British Knighthood now

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I believe Great Britain should give an Honorary Knighthood to that great man Muhammad Ali. Ali is a genuine hero, one of the greatest sportsmen ever known, a great human being who has campaigned against poverty and discrimination and for young people and the sick throughout his life, and in particular here in Great Britain. 

Honorary Knighthoods are to recognise non-British citizens who have made major contributions to this country and its well-being.  I believe Muhammad Ali is the perfect recipient, and it is long-overdue that this country awarded him one. He will be the first muslim to be so honoured, acknowledging him for the inspirational figure he really is.

I urge Prime Minister David Cameron to make this happen. I call upon Boris Johnson, as Mayor of London where Muhammad Ali has done so much good work, to back the honour. I know many other sportsmen and women will sign too to win this honour for the supreme sportsman.

Muhammad loves the UK, and will be here in March for the opening of a major exhibition about his career and life. Sadly, because of his increasingly frail health, it is likely to be the very last time he will be able to visit the country he loves.

This great man has received many major awards and high honours worldwide - I believe it's time the UK honoured him too.  Please sign to win the wonderful Muhammad Ali an Honorary Knighthood in the UK.

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