Muhammad Ali awards to honor humanitarian efforts

August 27, 2013 • Entertainment

FILE – In this Sept. 13, 2012 file photo, boxing great Muhammad Ali, center, waves alongside his wife Lonnie Ali, left, and his sister-in-law Marilyn Williams, right, after receiving the Liberty Medal during a ceremony at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. Ali wants to recognize some of the greatest humanitarians around the world. The first-ever Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards will be presented Oct. 3 in Louisville, Ky. _ the former heavyweight champion’s hometown. The Muhammad Ali Center said Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, that six awards will honor people ages 35 and under for making significant contributions for peace, social justice and other humanitarian causes. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Boxing great Muhammad Ali wants to recognize the greatness of people waging their own fights for social justice.

The former three-time heavyweight champion plans to be in his hometown of Louisville, Ky., for the presentation of the first-ever Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards on Oct. 3.

The award winners were not immediately identified but include people who Login to read more

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