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For Immediate Release:
July 14, 2016
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John Morales

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Tropical Park's boxing gym to be renamed "Muhammad Ali Boxing Center"


MIAMI, FL – Miami-Dade County Commissioner Javier D. Souto and the Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department will celebrate the renaming of the Tropical Park's Boxing Center to "Muhammad Ali Boxing Center" today, Thursday, July 14 at 5 p.m. at Tropical Park Boxing Center, 7900 SW 40 Street, Miami.

"Back in September 2015, the Board of County Commissioners adopted my resolution for the Tropical Park Boxing Center to be named after the great Muhammad Ali since I was privileged to have met the man in person and behold his many boxing victories," said Commissioner Souto.  "He was bigger than life and an inspiration to all. His memory will live on at this center as it grooms future generations of boxers."

In honor of Muhammad Ali – the late three-time heavy-weight boxing champion - Miami-Dade County District 10 Commissioner, Senator Javier D. Souto and the Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department and will join members of the local boxing this afternoon.

Ali, born Cassius Clay, passed away on June 3 at the age of 74, following a 30-year battle with Parkinson's disease. Considered one of the greatest boxing legends of all-time, Ali was famous both in and out of the ring for his strength, power, speed, and stamina and flamboyant personality. 

Who:
Miami-Dade County District 10 Commissioner Javier D. Souto
Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department
What:
Renaming of the boxing gym at Tropical Park to "Muhammad Ali Boxing Center"
When:
July 14, 2016, 5:00 p.m.
Where:
Tropical Park Boxing Center, 7900 SW 40 Street, Miami.