Own­ers of Ali’s boy­hood home warn of pos­si­ble clos­ing

Cape Breton Post - - Sports -

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The own­ers who re­stored Muham­mad Ali’s boy­hood home in Ken­tucky and opened it as a mu­seum say it may have to close be­cause of fi­nan­cial dif­fi­cul­ties.

The pink home where Ali — known then as Cas­sius Clay — dreamed of box­ing great­ness has drawn more than 10,000 visi­tors since open­ing last year in Louisville. Co-own­ers Ge­orge Bo­chetto and Jared Weiss said Tues­day they have asked the city of Louisville and the Ali Cen­ter to help sup­port the land­mark.

Bo­chetto says they have cov­ered the costs to ren­o­vate the home and keep it open as a mu­seum. They say a more com­pre­hen­sive fi­nan­cial and mar­ket­ing plan is needed.

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