LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Muhammad Ali's legendary presence made him a natural ambassador for the center bearing his name. His family and friends hope his death won't stop fans from opening their checkbooks to support his legacy in the city where his boxing career started.
Ali's death in June at age 74 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease left the Muhammad Ali Center without its co-founder and guiding force.
"It really made us stop and reflect even more about what's next. What happens after the champ is gone?" Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said.