15 Sep 2012

Ali awarded Liberty medal

9:19 am on 15 September 2012

The boxing legend Muhammad Ali has been awarded America's prestigious Liberty medal in recognition of his humanitarian and civil rights work.

The Constitution Centre says the former heavy weight champion won the medal as he's an ambassador for peace and justice world wide.

Ali refused to serve in the Viet Nam war due to his religious beliefs and was stripped of his heavy weight crown in 1967.