By REGINA F. GRAHAM FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
It was a send-off fit for The Greatest.
Mourners in their thousands made the pilgrimage to Louisville, Kentucky on Friday and lined the streets along which Muhammad Ali once shadowboxed and dreamed of greatness.
As the 17-car motorcade carrying the coffin of the world's most famous boxer made its way from his boyhood home and along the boulevard that bears his name they chanted: 'Ali, Ali'.
Past the museum that stands as a lasting tribute to the legend's boxing triumphs and up towards the Cave Hill cemetery they bowed their heads and tossed roses on to the roofs of the cortege delivering his body to its final resting place.
Ali's nine children, his wife, two of his ex-wives and other family members made up the motorcade that followed the hearse as it came to a 1pm standstill at the cemetery - their gratitude evident as they smiled at the crowds who cheered and clapped as they passed.
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Hana Ali, daughter of Muhammad Ali, throws flowers as she rides in her father's funeral procession while it enters Cave Hill Cemetery
Mourners lined the streets as the 17-car funeral procession for the famed boxer passed through Louisville on Friday
The funeral procession for Muhammad Ali above makes its way down Muhammad Ali Boulevard in Louisville, as members of the crowd throw flowers at the hearse carrying his coffin
People took photos and videos of the procession for Ali, as others waved and tossed flowers at the hearse carrying his coffin
Some touched the three-time world boxing champion's hearse to say their final goodbyes to the legend
Flowers could be seen on the hood and roof of the hearse carrying the coffin of the famed boxer during the procession in Kentucky