THE 47-year-old actor Will Smith will join former heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis, Jerry Ellis, the brother of Ali’s former sparring partner Jimmy Ellis and friends and family of the late boxer to make up the party of eight pallbearers at the memorial service in Kentucky on Friday (10.06.16).
Will received an Oscar nomination for his starring role in ‘Ali’ and following the boxer’s death last week, he tweeted: “You shook up the World! My Mentor & My Friend. You changed my Life. Rest in Peace.
Speaking previously about the legendary professional boxer, Will said: “There’s no doubt that he was a great boxer. He was the greatest of all time. When we think about the legacy of Muhammad Ali, what he did in the ring is not what we think about.