Muhammad Ali to Be Honored Tomorrow Night at the Stadium

Kevin RozellSenior Writer IAugust 6, 2009

CINCINNATI, OH - JUNE 20: Entertainer Bill Cosby (right) sits with former heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali before both received Major League Baseball Beacon Awards prior to the Gillette Civil Right Game between the Cincinnati Reds and Chicago White Sox at Great American Ball Park on June 20, 2009 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

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Muhammad Ali, AKA Cassius Clay, The Greatest, The Champ, The Louisville Lip will be honored in the Bronx tomorrow night. The Yankees will pay tribute to the three-time world heavyweight champion and 1960 Olympic gold medalist before tomorrow’s Yankee-Red Sox game.

One of the finest moments of his career was when he defeated Ken Norton in a 15-round decision to retain the heavyweight title at Yankee Stadium on Sept. 28, 1976.

Ali will be in attendance, along with Joseph Cinque, president of the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences, to present Yankee Stadium and Yankees managing general partner/co-chairperson Hal Steinbrenner with the academy’s “Six Star Diamond Award”. The award is given for excellence in hospitality.