PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5)-- The city of Phoenix is honoring the late Muhammad Ali on the third anniversary of his death. 

West Merrell Street in central Phoenix will be renamed "Muhammad Ali Way." 

The street is located between Central and Third avenues, near the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute.

The new street signs were unveiled during a ceremony Monday morning.

The event was attended by his widow Lonnie Ali, Valley dignitaries, philanthropists and patients and staff at the Center.

The City of Phoenix is also proclaiming June 3, 2019 as “Muhammad Ali Day” in honor of Ali’s life and his contributions to the city.

Three years ago, Ali lost his battle with Parkinson's disease at the age of 74. 

Ali's legacy lives on through his philanthropic work, including with the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center and the annual Celebrity Fight Night.

 


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