By Sam Draut–

A petition on proposed a statue of Muhammad Ali, who died yesterday, to replace the controversial Confederate monument on Third Street near the University of Louisville campus. The petition will be delivered to Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and UofL President James Ramsey.

The petition has over 700 signatures and was written by Molly Shah.

“Since UofL has decided to remove the blight that is the Confederate statue on campus, what better to replace it than a statue in memory of Louisville’s greatest son, Muhammed Ali,” the petition reads.

It was announced in early May that the Confederate monument would be removed and relocated.

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