Here Are Muhammad Ali's Pall Bearers

Will Smith will be among them
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 7, 2016 11:30 AM CDT
Will Smith played Ali in a 2001 movie of that name.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – The family of Muhammad Ali has settled on his pall bearers for Friday's funeral in Louisville, with the biggest name being Will Smith, who played Ali in a movie of that name in 2001. Another big name is former heavyweight champ Lennox Lewis. The others, per the BBC:

  • Jerry Ellis, the brother of Jimmy Ellis; the latter was Ali's former sparring partner and a fellow heavyweight champion
  • John Grady, a cousin
  • Jan Wadell, a cousin
  • Ibn Ali, a nephew
  • Komawi Ali, former brother-in-law
  • John Ramsey, family friend
(Read more Muhammad Ali stories.)

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