Laila Ali stands strong at Muhammad Ali’s Janazah


Thousands from around the world gathered to pay tribute Muhammad Ali at his Janazah. Held at Kentucky’s Freedom Hall, over 14,000 people attended making it the largest Janaza ever on American soil.

Ali’s family and close friends were positioned in a section to the right of the main podium. Since the passing of her father, Laila Ali has been vocal about the pain she and her family endured as Muhammad Ali grew older.

“I personally have been sad for a long time. My father has been struggling with Parkinson’s disease for many years, and it wasn’t easy to watch him suffer through the years. So, knowing that he’s not suffering anymore is what gives me comfort. I’ve prepared mentally for many years, that obviously one day I was going to lose my father, and that time has come. And I think that the whole world is sad. I don’t feel alone. It’s not just our family, it’s the whole world,” Laila Ali said during a recent interview on Today Show.

But on the day of Muhammad Ali’s Janaza, Laila stood strong. While surrounded by her husband Curtis Conway and their two kids, Laila held her high and often smiled as kind words were being said about her late-great father. It was a testament of Muhammad Ali who often gave the world inspirational words and remained strong during the darkest periods.

Below is an exclusive photo gallery from Muhammad Ali’s Janazah.

Photos: A.R. Shaw

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