Lennox Lewis and Will Smith to carry Muhammad Ali’s coffin at funeral

Britain’s former world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis and Hollywood actor Will Smith, who was once nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Muhammad Ali, will be pallbearers at his funeral on Friday, Ali’s family has revealed.

The other pallbearers will be Jerry Ellis, the brother of Jimmy Ellis, Ali’s former sparring partner and fellow world heavyweight champion, Ali’s cousins John Grady and Jan Wadell, nephew Ibn Ali, former brother-in-law Komawi Ali and family friend John Ramsey. The funeral service, to be held on Friday June 10, will be attended by dignitaries, present and past heads of states and the general public

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