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Celebration planned to honor life of Muhammad Ali

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LOUISVILLE, KY -

The city of Louisville will be honoring the death of boxing champion Muhammad Ali.

Monday morning, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced plans for an event this Wednesday called "I Am Ali."

It's focused following Muhammad's example to inspire kids. There will even be a wall where children can write what they want to be the greatest.

City leaders have also set up a website to learn about the champ, you can find that by clicking here.

The mayor says while Muhammad belonged to the world, he only had one hometown. "That gives us a unique place in the world and a unique place in history and a unique opportunity to have the privilege, the honor, and the duty to help advance Muhammad's inspiring legacy," said Fischer.

Funeral services have also been announced for Ali.

First, there will be a traditional Muslim funeral service, also called a Jenazah, on Thursday.

A funeral will be on Friday at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville. A long list of celebrities and world leaders plan to be there.

Former President Bill Clinton will be delivering a eulogy.

Everyone is welcome to both services.

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