Comedian Billy Crystal delivered a eulogy at Muhammad Ali's funeral at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky on Friday afternoon.
In 1979, Crystal performed a one-man routine where he joked about representing 15 rounds in the life of Muhammad Ali and Howard Cosell.
Crystal befriended Ali after his performance and said the boxer would call him “Little Brother.”
Watch Crystal's routine below:
Watch Crystal's speech from the funeral service below:
Lonnie Ali, the wife of the boxing legend, was the first of nine people to speak.
After the service, a private ceremony for his close friends and family will be held inside the Muhammad Ali Center. The International Olympic Commitee will present the Ali family with an Olympic flag to honor the 1960 Olympic gold medalist.