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US airport to be renamed after boxing legend Muhammad Ali

The announcement came just a day before Muhammad Ali would have turned 77.

The US city of Louisville in Kentucky state is set to rename its airport after main residence saint and boxing legend Muhammad Ali, who died in 2016. 

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said on Wednesday that Ali had inspired billions of individuals around the globe, as per the Courier-Journal. 

The declaration came only multi day before Ali would have turned 77. 

Authorities said they would like to complete the way toward renaming the Louisville International Airport to the Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport by June, when the city has its "I Am Ali" celebration in the fighter's respect. 

"Muhammad Ali had a place with the world, however he just had one main residence, and luckily, that is our extraordinary city of Louisville," Fischer was cited as saying by the Hill paper. 


"Muhammad wound up a standout amongst the most notable individuals to ever walk the Earth and has left a heritage of philanthropy and physicality that has enlivened billions of individuals. 

"It is vital that we, as a city, further victor the champ's inheritance... what's more, the airplane terminal renaming is an awesome subsequent stage," Fischer included. 

Airplane terminal authorities were as of now taking a shot at getting endorsement from Ali's family for utilization of his name, yet state an assention was close. 

"I think we are 99 percent there with that understanding, so that would truly be the second step which we want to execute in the following week or two," said Dan Mann, Executive Director of the Louisville Regional Airport Authority.

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