FEATURED: Ghana Back To Hipc Not True – Oppong Nkrumah...

11.06.2016 Sports News

Photos: Muhammad Ali receives rousing farewell at Louisville memorial

By Wires
Photos: Muhammad Ali receives rousing farewell at Louisville memorial
LISTEN JUN 11, 2016

Rousing tributes have been paid to boxing legend Muhammad Ali at a memorial service in his home city of Louisville, Kentucky.

Ali was buried in a private ceremony attended by friends and family.

Watch photos of his final journey:

 89943533 0333893261

The pallbearers, including Mike Tyson and Will Smith, loaded the coffin into the hearse for the procession

joe5iut22b  89944495 89943538

Well-wishers threw flowers onto the hearse

 89943537 0333906391

A Muhammad Ali action figure sits on the seat of a bicycle as fans await the funeral procession

sxna6edqp3  89946367 lonniali

Lonnie Ali, Muhammad's wife, said her husband rewrote the rules he didn't like

p73wo00nmh  89946368 billclinton

Former President Bill Clinton described Ali as "a free man of faith"

100323239 muhammadalifuneral1xlarge transrwyeuu h0zbkyvljoo6zlpl nie2fap5tqsk61ime8

Well wishers paid their last respect to the Greatest

100342326 alihouseworldxlarge trans900leozvuq6ru6f43oqp p6nrsjplfcezkdgdmaeq70

Kentucky passing his childhood home (pictured) on Friday afternoon, thousands of people filled a sports arena for a memorial

100327282 processionaliworldxlarge transhgtv8hpfbvpzecayoc1ti5fnaiy0shvsp4f1ujktdu

Thousands lined the street to see Ali's body pass on Friday

100333860 donkingworldxlarge transiud7fizyzvcriotuxlo o99ihjebwsoohfloetushro

Promoter Don King wipes his eyes during the service which saw 15,000 people hear from speakers including Rasheda and Maryum Ali, two of the late boxer's daughters

100349513 rashedaaliworldxlarge transgqfa5b9cotmgsuv15yh94knu8irlkpope0xqzbbxa5i

Ali's daughter Rasheda Ali-Walsh cries after speaking during the emotional memorial service

100354151 kfcyumaliworldxlarge transajcpfxsei0oxjdfgpzkcdct3xd1cpamszrz82uv9md8

The KFC YUM! Centre in Louisville where the memorial service took place on Friday night

100323150 mourneralixlarge transtjadwmdxshte1abwqahyrgnjnah0a8jvswgsfnk0qe

A mourner holds a photo of Ali, as she waits for the procession to pass with the hearse carrying the body of Ali

Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySports

Powered By Modern Ghana