Kentucky, June 10: Muhammad Ali’s fans across the world are preparing to say a final goodbye to the boxing legend before he is laid to rest on Friday. The funeral procession of Muhammad Ali also known as “the greatest” is carried out at champion’s home town of Louisville, Kentucky. Also Read - Anonymous Hacktivists Return After George Floyd Murder, 'Expose' Files on Donald Trump's Child Trafficking-Princess Diana's Alleged Killing
More than 18,000 fans of Ali, including several world leaders and celebrities joined the Islamic Janazah carried out at Kentucky funeral service today. A procession started through the streets of Louisville, before the Ali is laid to rest in a cemetery at Cave Hill. Also Read - WATCH: Boxing Legend Mike Tyson Hints at Comeback in Latest Training Video
The funeral procession ceremony and the final prayer, has been broadcast live to millions of viewers around the world, including at London’s 02 Arena, where the I Am The Greatest Exhibition is on. Also Read - From Eisenhower To Obama, Here Are The 6 US Presidents Who Have Visited India Before Trump
Former US President Bill Clinton is likely to deliver a eulogy including actor Billy Crystal and American sportscaster Bryant Gumbel. While Ali’s widow and two of his daughters will also address the congregation, The Telegraph reported. Read Also: (Muhammad Ali’s funeral to be watched worldwide by billions on TV)
On Friday Ali who won the world heavyweight champion title three-time died in Phoenix, Arizona after battling with Parkinson’s disease for 32 year. He was admitted to the hospital with a respiratory condition.
US President Barack Obama, who will miss the Muhammad Ali’s funeral today described him as “an icon” and a “personal hero” who transformed “not just the world of sport, but the world as a whole”.
Malcom X’s daughter Attallah Shabazz and Hollywood actor Billy Crystal will also speak at the funeral, while King Abdullah II of Jordan is also expected to join the congregation.