Muhammad Ali’s Funeral: What Time & Channel Is it On?

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Muhammad Ali’s funeral will be open to the public. (Getty)

UPDATE: The Associated Press reports that the public funeral service has been pushed back until about 3 p.m ET, so expect a delay from the previous start time of 2 p.m. ET.

Today, boxing legend Muhammad Ali will be laid to rest in Louisville, Kentucky. After passing away exactly one week ago, Ali’s family, friends, public figures and fans will gather to celebrate his life. Read on for the schedule of events, how to watch the funeral online and more below.



FUNERAL DATE: June 10, 2016


FUNERAL LOCATION: KFC Yum in Louisville, Kentucky


FUNERAL TIME: A procession will be held at 9 a.m. ET and the funeral will be open to the public at 2 p.m. ET. (Now pushed to 3 p.m. ET.)


FUNERAL LIVE STREAM: The live stream will be aired via this website – http://www.alicenter.org.


EULOGY & FUNERAL SPEAKERS: Bill Clinton, Bryant Gumble, Rabbi Michael Lerner, wife Lonnie Ali, daughter Maryum Ali, Sen. Orrin Hatch and Billy Crystal. (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and King Abdullah II of Jordan were supposed to speak, but FOX News says they have lost their spots as speakers to make room for others. We will have to see if things change.)


PALLBEARERS: Radar Online reports the pallbearers as – Will Smith, Lennox Lewis, Ali’s cousin John Grady, Jerry Ellis, nephew Ibn Ali-Muhammad, family friend John Ramsey-Muhammad, first cousin Jan Wadell-Muhammad, and former brother-in-law Komawi Ali-Muhammad.


PROCESSION DETAILS: The funeral procession will span across 19 miles. The Ali Center website states: In addition to the funeral, there will be a procession throughout Louisville to allow the general public to pay their last respect to the ‘Greatest of All Time.’ The procession will travel northbound on Bardstown Road, westbound on the Watterson Expressway and then north on I-65 to westbound I-64 (exiting 9th Street ramp). Then traveling west on Muhammad Ali Blvd. to 34th Street, left on 34th Street to Broadway, making a left on Broadway and then traveling to Cave Hill Cemetery. The route includes locations that were historically important to Muhammad.


The funeral is not airing on television. However, footage or moments from the funeral may be featured on various news channels. ABC will be covering the funeral this afternoon.

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