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Ali awarded the Liberty Medal in Philadelphia Thursday night

Ali awarded the Liberty Medal in Philadelphia Thursday night

by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on September 14, 2012 at 7:59 AM

(WHAS11) -- Boxing great Muhammad Ali was in Philadelphia on Thursday night to receive the Liberty Medal.

It's an award recognizing his longtime role as a fighter for humanitarian causes, civil rights and religious freedom.

It comes with a $100,000 cash prize.

His wife Lonnie spoke on his behalf at the ceremony. Ali's been battling Parkinson's disease for 30-years. He lives most of the time in Phoenix, Ariz.
 

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