'World invited' to Muhammad Ali funeral

    'World invited' to Muhammad Ali funeral

    June 5, Washington: A huge procession and funeral will be held for Muhammad Ali to "allow anyone that is there from the world to say goodbye", according to his family sources.

    The funeral will be in Ali's home city of Louisville, Kentucky. Ex-President Bill Clinton will deliver a eulogy.

    The boxing legend, 74, died on Friday of "septic shock due to unspecified natural causes". The three-time world heavyweight champion, and one of the world's greatest sporting figures, died in Phoenix, Arizona, and his body will be flown to Kentucky in the next two day, reports said.

    Ali will be buried at Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville, the city of his birth in 1942. 

    The fighter had been suffering from a respiratory illness, a condition that was complicated by Parkinson's disease.

    The Oslo Times