Muhammad Ali To Be Honored By Muhlenberg College

ali-indexMuhammad Ali, who floated like a butterfly and stung like a bee inside the boxing ring and became a political and humanitarian force outside of it, will receive an honorary doctorate from Muhlenberg College.

The former three-time heavyweight champion and Sports Illustrated‘s Sportsman of the 20th Century will be honored at the college’s 161st commencement May 17.

In 1984 Ali announced he had Parkinson’s disease and has helped raise more than $45million for Parkinson’s research. Ali has often been honored for his humanitarian work, including being named a United Nations Messenger of Peace and receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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