Legendary heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali is set for a special honor at this year’s NAACP Image Awards. According to organizers, Muhammad Ali will receive the 2009 President’s Award at the Feb. 12 ceremony in Los Angeles. The award recognizes special achievement and distinguished public service. In an announcement made Tuesday, Image Award organizers said Ali’s accomplishments in the boxing ring are matched by his record of social activism and humanitarian efforts. Ali will be honored during the Fox! presentation of the NAACP Image Awards hosted by Tyler Perry and Halle Berry Feb. 12. Jennifer Hudson has been confirmed to perform during the broadcast.
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