US Airport renamed after its hometown hero Muhammad Ali | 2019-01-21

US Airport renamed after its hometown hero Muhammad Ali

Sun Online Desk

21st January, 2019 06:40:33 printer

US Airport renamed after its hometown hero Muhammad Ali

The Louisville International Airport located in Kentucky, USA, has finally announced to change its name to Muhammad Ali International Airport, in the honor of the late sports legend.

 

Officials announced that SDF would be renamed after the late boxer, sportsman, humanitarian and activist Muhammad Ali who was chosen as Sports Personality of the Century by the BBC.

 

Initially named Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr after his father, the sporting champion, who passed away at the age of 74, reverted to Islam in 1964. He then changed his name to Mohammad Ali.

 

The renowned personality became an icon for not only his achievements in the ring but also his political beliefs, particularly his stand against fighting for the United States in the Vietnam war. The decision did cost him his boxing license for almost four years, but sealed his legacy as a man of the people, with the musical set to spread his story yet further.


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