the American city of Louisville in Kentucky announced that its airport will be renamed after hometown Muslim boxer, Muhammad Ali.
The airport will officially take the name Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport following a unanimous vote in response to a recommendation by a working group.
The American-Muslim heavyweight champion boxer, formerly Cassius Marcellus Clay, dubbed himself “The Greatest of All Time.” That’s not surprising considering he was the first fighter to win the world heavyweight championship on three separate occasions; defending this title an impressive 19 times.
Ali was not just acclaimed for his legacy as one of the greatest boxers to ever exist, but also for his social activism and profound wordswords.
He was also considered one of the main symbols of the American civil rights movement.
He publicly opposed the Vietnam War.