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Muhammad Ali to receive medal

Updated: July 5, 2012, 3:37 PM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- Boxing great Muhammad Ali, known for his unabashed self-confidence inside and outside the ring as well as his outspokenness on social and humanitarian causes, is the recipient of the 2012 Liberty Medal.

Ali, 70, will receive the medal in a ceremony on Sept. 13 in Philadelphia at the National Constitution Center on Independence Mall. The three-time world heavyweight champion was not in attendance for Thursday's announcement.

"Ali embodies the spirit of the Liberty Medal ...

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