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New York names a street 'Muhammad Ali Way'

​New York City on Tuesday renamed a street outside Madison Square Garden

Baku. 9 June. REPORT.AZ/ New York City on Tuesday renamed a street outside Madison Square Garden "Muhammad Ali Way" after the late boxing legend who headlined a string of fights at the iconic sports arena, Report informs referring to the Anadolu Agency.

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the temporary renaming of West 33rd Street next to the MSG arena, where some of Ali's greatest fights took place in America's entertainment capital.

Ali, whose remarkable boxing career and civil rights activism made him one of the 20th century's most indelible figures, died last week after a decades-long battle with Parkinson's disease. He was 74 years old.

Ali boxed at Madison Square Garden eight times, including in his epic 1971 "Fight of the Century" against Joe Frazier.

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