US airport renamed after boxing legend Muhammad Ali

Last Updated: Jun 12 2019 18:40
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LOUISVILLE- The US city of Louisville in Kentucky State has renamed its airport after hometown hero and boxing legend Muhammad Ali.

The new airport logo sports a silhouette of the champ with the backdrop of a fiery butterfly in reference to Ali’s most famous phrase: “float like a butterfly, sting like a bee."

"No matter how many miles Muhammad traveled, he always came back to the place he called home and he always made his visitors feel welcome," said Ali's widow, Lonnie Ali.

"It is my hope that all people who travel to Louisville will feel that same welcoming spirit as they enter this airport and want to return to visit again soon."

The logo change took place last week, as part of "Ali Week."