Louisville Airport To Be Renamed In Honor of Late Hometown Hero Muhammad Ali

The late boxing legend Muhammad Ali is set to have his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky rename its airport after Ali, birth name Cassius Clay.

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer made the announcement in a Twitter post yesterday–one day before what would have been the boxing great’s 77th birthday.

Ali is widely regarded as one of the greatest boxers of all-time, and the greatest heavyweight boxer of all-time. Ali had a career fight record of 56-5.

Ali died in 2016 after a years-long battle with Parkinson’s Disease.