Muhammad Ali's boyhood home restored, to be open to public

Updated Mar. 4, 2020 8:08 p.m. ET

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) As a boxer and humanitarian, Muhammad Ali stood out. So does the bright pink home in Kentucky where he shadowboxed and played pranks on his brother.

The small frame home where the former heavyweight boxing champion grew up will soon open to fans, allowing a glimpse into Ali's life before the world came to know him. Renovations are nearing completion on the two-bedroom, one-bathroom house in western Louisville.

It will be like stepping back in time when Ali - known then as Cassius Clay - lived there with his parents and brother, according to George Bochetto, the former Pennsylvania state boxing commissioner and catalyst for the project.

Bochetto co-owns the house with Las Vegas real estate investor Jared Weiss. The developers are aiming for a May 1 grand opening.