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George Foreman, Larry Holmes named honorary Ali pallbearers

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Louisville introducing new generation to Muhammad Ali (1:41)

Coley Harvey reports from Muhammad Ali's hometown of Louisville and details the city's plans to honor the legend and introduce a new generation to Ali. (1:41)

Former heavyweight champions George Foreman and Larry Holmes have been named honorary pallbearers for Muhammad Ali's memorial services in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, on Friday.

The services will include a procession and private burial and, later in the day, a public memorial at the KFC Yum! Center.

The entire allotment of the 15,000 tickets for the free event, which will be held at 2 p.m. ET., were distributed Wednesday within an hour.

Ali died Friday night at the age of 74 from septic shock due to unspecified natural causes.

Actor Will Smith and former heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis were announced Monday to be among eight other pallbearers, which include family and other close friends of Ali's.

Friday's services will follow a Thursday prayer service at Louisville's Freedom Hall arena, which starts at noon ET.