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Renovations to Muhammad Ali's childhood home set to be complete in October

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Muhammad Ali's childhood home will be a tourist attraction by October as renovations are set to begin after Fourth of July weekend.

Philadelphia attorney and former Pennsylvania boxing commissioner George Bochetto purchased part ownership of the house in May and told WDRB then he plans to restore it to how it looked when Ali lived there in the 1950s.

Right now, four ex-felons have been hired to work alongside a contractor to complete the work.

They were hired through a program called "Jesus and a Job," founded by Pastor Charles Elliott, Jr.

"We are working hard to try to put a lot of these young men, who have felonies against their records, to work," Pastor Elliott said. "I believe Jesus and a Job can solve all the problems."

Muhammad Ali's brother was at the house today and says that Ali is excited about the restoration.

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