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Muhammad Ali: 15K tickets for memorial handed out in an hour

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Muhammad Ali, former world heavyweight boxing champion, toys with the finely combed hair of television sports commentators Howard Cosell before the start of the Olympic boxing trials, Aug. 7, 1972, in West Point, NY. AP photo Muhammad Ali, former world heavyweight boxing champion, toys with the finely combed hair of television sports commentators Howard Cosell before the start of the Olympic boxing trials, Aug. 7, 1972, in West Point, NY. AP photo

A Muslim prayer service will be held Thursday for late boxing legend Muhammad Ali in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. 

On Friday, a slow procession will drive through the neighborhoods and streets that played a key role in his life. 

A public memorial for "The Greatest" is also planned for Friday and is expected to draw tens of thousands of fans. 

Free tickets were made available for that event – and they sold out in an hour.

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