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Muhammad Ali’s Funeral Will Be Screened Live In London

Muhammad Ali had a strong affinity for London, visiting on many occasions. His first professional fight outside the US took place at Wembley in 1963, in a famous bout against Henry Cooper, followed by a rematch at Highbury three years later. The Standard has an excellent piece on Ali's many other trips to our city, including the memorable 1999 visit to Brixton and the day he dressed up as a City gent.

Muhammad Ali had a strong affinity for London, visiting on many occasions. His first professional fight outside the US took place at Wembley in 1963, in a famous bout against Henry Cooper, followed by a rematch at Highbury three years later. The Standard has an excellent piece on Ali’s many other trips to our city, including the memorable 1999 visit to Brixton and the day he dressed up as a City gent.

Muhammad Ali’s funeral service is to be streamed live outside The O2 arena in London. The North Greenwich venue will show the event on giant screens by its main entrance from 19:00 BST on 10 June. Those who wish to pay homage to Ali can leave flowers or sign a book of condolence at The O2’s I Am The Greatest exhibition.

Ali, who died on 3 June, had strong ties with London, and is currently the subject of a major exhibition at The O2. His funeral is to take place in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, with actor Will Smith and former world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis among the pallbearers.