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LIVE: Muhammad Ali's Funeral
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LIVE: Muhammad Ali's Funeral
Thursday June 9th, 2016

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Late boxing legend Muhammad Ali will be honored in his hometown of Louisville on Friday afternoon.

Former President Bill Clinton, Bryant Gumbel, and Billy Crystal will give eulogies in honor of Ali. The funeral will be broadcast live and available for streaming.

Ali died last week of of septic shock, “due to unspecified natural causes,” at age 74. Ali entered the hospital on June 2 to be treated for a respiratory issue. He died with his family at his side as his conditioned worsened. 

Ali, born Cassius Clay, was widely considered one of the greatest boxers of all time. He was a three-time world heavyweight champion and also leaves a legacy of activism after he refused to fight in the Vietnam War.

A Muslim funeral was held for Ali on Thursday in Louisville, attended by an estimated 14,000 people.

How to watch

Where: Louisville, Kentucky — KFC Yum! Center

TV channel: ESPN (national), local affiliates

Start time: 2 p.m. ET

Live stream: You can live stream the funeral on SI.com. 

 

 

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