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Pallbearers for Muhammad Ali's funeral announced

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Ali family spokesperson Bob Gunnell announced in a press conference Monday afternoon the pallbearers for Muhammad Ali's funeral. 

  • Actor and family friend, Will Smith, who portrayed Ali in the movie Ali.
  • Former Heavyweight Champion of the World boxer Lennox Lewis.
  • Family friend and Louisville resident, John Ramsey.
  • Ali's cousin, John Grady.
  • Ali's nephew Ibn Ali.
  • Former brother-in-law Komawi Ali.
  • Jerry Ellis, brother of Jimmy Ellis, who was Ali's former sparring partner and former Heavyweight Champion.
  • First cousin Jan Wadell.

Ticketing information was also released at the press conference. 

The Jenazah service will be on Thursday at 12:00 p.m.

The memorial service will take place on Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the KFC Yum! Center. 

Both are open to the public but with limited seating. Tickets will be available on a first come, first serve basis. 

For those unable to attend, the service will be live-streamed on the Jumbotron outside the KFC Yum! Center and on the Ali center website. 

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