The remains of the legendary boxer, Mohammad Ali, who died on Friday at the age of 74, has been flown to his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky.
The city is said to be prepared for a impending influx of Ali’s fans who will be attending the funeral of the late boxer. Also, public funeral to commemorate the legendary boxing champion this commences week.
The body of the late sporting star and civil rights campaigner arrived in the southern US city by aeroplane on Sunday afternoon, where a fleet of black cars arrived to take possession of the remains.
Mohammed Ali learned boxing in a small local gym before going onto become the world-renowned champion and the first man to win heavy-weight titles three times.
Organizers say his funeral will be held on Friday followed by a public memorial, full details of which are due to be revealed later today.
Another memorial will hod on Sunday at King Solomon Missionary Baptist Church in Louisville’s west end, where Ali’s father had been a long time member, saw churchgoers pay tribute to “The Greatest”.
The church features a painting by Ali’s father, Cassius Clay Senior, and is a stone’s throw away from the pink house where the boxing champion grew up.
Ali died at the aged of 74 on Friday night of septic shock due to unspecified natural causes his family confirmed. He had lived with Parkinson’s disease for 32 years and suffered from related health problems. He had been admitted to hospital on Monday with a respiratory ailment.