ESPN and its networks will pay tribute to legendary boxer and revolutionary Muhammad Ali Saturday on the first anniversary of his death.
The tribute to Ali begins at 4 a.m. Saturday on ESPN2 with Ali’s Dozen, a documentary about Ali. The coverage continues at 5 a.m. with Ali’s 65, a documentary marking Ali’s 65th birthday by looking at his life and career in and out of the ring. The network will also carry other programming including Ali’s 1974 match against George Foreman and his 1975 match against George Frazier throughout the day.
Next Sunday, June 9, coverage continues on the eve of the first anniversary of Ali’s passing on ESPN with a special edition of E:60. E:60 Ali’s Last Round airs at 9 p.m. The documentary focuses not so much on Ali, but the man who drove Ali’s casket through the streets of Louisville, KY—Hamilton Porter on the procession’s roughly 20-mile route.
Porter is the fourth generation of his family to work at A.D. Porter and Sons Funeral Home, the funeral home that handled Ali’s funeral.
Tributes to Ali will be available not only on television but online, too. ESPN.com writer Tom Junod’s article The Greatest, At Rest can be read online now. The article follows those who handled Ali’s funeral from the funeral home to those closest to him. It can be read online now here.
ESPN Boxing writer Dan Rafael’s Muhammad Ali memorabilia is also being presented online for audiences to see here complete with commentary on each item by Rafael.
Along with Junod’s article and Rafael’s presentation, ESPN.com has also culled all of its Ali-related articles from the past year in one place here.
More information on the ESPN networks’ Muhammad Ali tributes is available online now at:
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