Louisville Airport to be Renamed After Muhammad Ali



Muhammad Ali's Kentucky hometown will honor the late boxer by renaming its airport for him.


The Louisville Regional Airport Authority's board voted Wednesday to change the name to Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport. Ali would have turned 77 Thursday. He died in 2016.


Ali's widow, Lonnie Ali, said in a news release from the board that she is proud of the name change. She said although Ali was a "global citizen," he never forgot his hometown.


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