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Muhammad Ali's brother attends church service

Monday, June 06 2016 by SNTV
  • The brother of Muhammad Ali, who died on Friday, attended a church service in Louisville, Kentucky on Sunday.

    The brother of Muhammad Ali attended a church service in Louisville on Sunday.

    Louisville was Ali's boyhood home. The legendary boxer died on Friday.

    Rahaman Ali was embraced by the pastor who called Ali one of the greatest boxers who ever lived.

    UPSOUND Rev Charles Elliott:

    "I never shall forget a young man - I was probably 7 or 8 years old - Muhammad Ali had a home in Chicago and my grandmother, my grandmother Gertrude Elliott was the nanny and I will never forget a young boy growing up, first time ever seeing an elevator in a house. Then saw parrots and birds and one of the parrots said you're coming to chat you're coming to chat. But you know I thank God for his brother that had the same humble beautiful spirit that Muhammad Ali had. (brother crying) And let me tell you something about God he doesn't care who you are, he's going to love you some and everything. But he was actually (Muhammad Ali's brother saying: "Love you, love you.") But he was actually almost a better fighter than Ali but I thank God in his lovely wife. Amen. (congregation clapping) Let's all have a solid meditation for one of the greatest boxers that ever lived."

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