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Miami Beach will name street after Muhammad Ali

In this May 25, 1965, file photo, heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali stands over fallen challenger Sonny Liston shortly after dropping Liston with a short hard right to the jaw in the first round of their title fight in Lewiston, Maine.
In this May 25, 1965, file photo, heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali stands over fallen challenger Sonny Liston shortly after dropping Liston with a short hard right to the jaw in the first round of their title fight in Lewiston, Maine. AP

Miami Beach is naming one of its streets after late boxing legend Muhammad Ali.

At 9 a.m. Tuesday, city leaders will unveil a second name for Convention Center Drive, home to the venue where Ali famously “shook the world” and upset Sonny Liston in 1964 to win the heavyweight title: Muhammad Ali Way.

Mayor Philip Levine proposed honoring Ali this way after he died in June. Levine has asked city commissioners to convene for a special meeting Tuesday to pass a resolution approving the change.

The meeting will be held on the third floor of City Hall, which is at the corner of 17th Street and soon-to-be Muhammad Ali Way (Convention Center Drive).

Joey Flechas: 305-376-3602, @joeflech

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