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Muhammad Ali's childhood home hits the market

This two-bedroom, one-bathroom home, located in Louisville, was converted into a museum that offers a unique glimpse into the early life of the man hailed as The Greatest. Al   -  
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Muhammad Ali

In a rare opportunity for boxing enthusiasts and history buffs alike, the childhood home of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali is now up for sale. Nestled in Louisville, Kentucky, this iconic pink house holds the memories and dreams of a young Ali, who would go on to become one of the greatest athletes of all time.

Once the humble abode of the boxing legend, this two-bedroom, one-bathroom home has been transformed into a museum, offering visitors a glimpse into the early life of The Greatest. Alongside Ali's childhood home, two neighboring properties are also available for purchase—one serving as a welcome center-gift shop and the other slated to become a short-term rental. With an asking price of $1.5 million for all three properties, owning a piece of Ali's legacy comes with a historic opportunity.

Rusty Underwood from Christie's International Real Estate Bluegrass emphasizes the historical significance of this landmark property, noting the plaque in the front lawn that designates it as such. Ali lived in this house for 18 years, sharing a bedroom with his brother and sparring partner, Rahaman. It was within these walls that Ali first discovered his passion for boxing at the age of 12 and later achieved milestones such as winning his Olympic gold medal and launching his professional boxing career.

The emotional resonance of Ali's childhood home was palpable in 2016 when hundreds of fans gathered to bid farewell during his funeral procession. Rusty Underwood highlights the widespread interest in the properties, underscoring Ali's enduring impact on American culture, boxing culture, and beyond. There's a hope that preservationist groups will step forward to ensure the continued stewardship of this historic site for future generations.

Whether as a private residence, a museum, or a cultural center, the sale of Ali's childhood home represents not just a transaction, but a chance to preserve and honor the enduring legacy of The Greatest.