Boxing legend Muhammad Ali’s childhood home has been opened to the public as a new museum.
In dedication to the boxer and his family, the house was bought by lawyer George Bochetto and real estate developer Jared Weiss and refurbished.
“Muhammad Ali’s greatness did not happen by accident, and it didn’t happen overnight, and it didn’t happen alone,” said Bochetto.
Muhammad Ali's greatness did not happen by accident.
At the 302 Grand Avenue in Louisville, Kentucky house, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the front stoop. The event was attended by neighbours, elected officials, family members and guests.
Muhammad Ali, then known as Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. before converting to Islam grew up in the home turned museum together with his brother.
The champion boxer’s brother Rahaman Ali was in attendance for the ceremony.
“Very excited, it is like Christmas to me, a new start and a new beginning,” Rahaman said.
Public tours will be held from Wednesday through to Saturday.