Service outside Muhammad Ali's childhood home honors his legacy - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Service outside Muhammad Ali's childhood home honors his legacy

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – People packed the outside of Muhammad Ali’s childhood home Monday night to honor the life of the legendary boxer.

Ali grew up Cassius Clay in a home on Louisville’s Grand Avenue that has since been turned into a museum.

“We want children to be able to come in and see where Muhammad Ali first dreamt of achieving greatness,” said Evan Bochetto, the museum curator.

Dozens of people crowded around the home to remember Ali and reflect on his legacy and his core principals.

“Why did it start in this house right here? And do you think Cassius Clay, later Muhammad Ali knew that he would be the Greatest? Why was he the one? Why can’t you be the one?” Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer told the crowd.

Following several speakers, the crowd marched down Grand Avenue in memory of Ali.

“I didn’t think it was gonna be this big of a turnout, but it was great, and peaceful,” described Angelia Thompson, who attended the service.

“This is what he’d want, so he’s in Heaven right now, boxing tears of joy away,” said Nicole Cowherd, who was also at the service.

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