Tuesday morning (Jun 7), countless New Yorkers and Muhammad Ali fans gathered around to witness the installation of the new ‘Muhammad Ali Way’ street sign. After the news of Ali’s death, New York’s Mayor, Bill de Blasio announced that West 33rd Street would be dubbed ‘Muhammad Ali Way.”
The late Ali fought at Madison Square Garden a total of eight times, which included one of his most legendary fights against Joe Frazier (1971), and now his name will be standing next to the famous venue street sign for the next few days. Funeral plans for the icon have been set to commence Friday (Jun 10) in his hometown Louisville, KY,.
Muhammad Ali died Friday (June 3) at the age of 74 due to septic shock. The three-time heavyweight champion was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 1984 shortly after he retired from boxing. It’s also just been announced, Will Smith and Lennox Lewis will be pallbearers at Ali’s funeral.