40 years since boxing legend Muhammad Ali visited Tyneside

Known as "The Greatest" - Muhammad Ali during his visit to Tyneside 40 years ago Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

A sporting legacy has been celebrated in our region.

He was known as "The Greatest", he used to float like a butterfly and sting like a bee - and this weekend saw the 40th Anniversary of Muhammad Ali's remarkable visit to Tyneside.

Huge crowds and our Tyne Tees Cameras followed the World Heavyweight Boxing Champion every step of the way. He even upstaged Her Majesty the Queen!

Simon O'Rourke reports.