USA airport to be renamed after boxing legend Muhammad Ali

USA airport to be renamed after boxing legend Muhammad Ali

"For millions of people around the globe, our airport is their first impression of Louisville, and I can think of no better way to introduce travelers to our community than Muhammad Ali and the values he embodied and fought for his entire life", Yarmuth said.

Louisville International Airport will be undergoing a name change in honor of legendary heavyweight boxer and humanitarian Muhammad Ali, the Louisville Courier Journal reported on Wednesday.

The airport will be known as the Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport.

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer cited research showing that Ali's name recognition is greater than Louisville's and said he's organising a group to work toward celebrating Ali's Louisville ties more broadly. Muhammad was a global citizen, but he never forgot the city that gave him his start. "Muhammad became one of the most well-known people to ever walk the Earth and has left a legacy of humanitarianism and athleticism that has inspired billions of people".

In this November 2009 file photo, President Bush presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to boxer Muhammad Ali in the East Room of the White House.

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The city celebrated what would have been the 77th birthday of its hometown hero by voting to rename the airport.

Airport officials were now working on receiving approval from Ali's family for use of his name, but say an agreement was near.

After a prolonged battle with Parkinson's syndrome, which impaired his speech and made the once-graceful athlete nearly a prisoner in his own body, the boxing legend died on Jun 3 2016 at the age of 74.

The airport will retain its location identifier initials of SDF.

The court decision allowed Ali to return to the boxing ring, and he regained the heavyweight championship in 1974.

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