Muhammad Ali's daughter marries

Muhammad Ali (L) and his wife Lonnie (UPI Photo/Gary Caskey)
Muhammad Ali (L) and his wife Lonnie (UPI Photo/Gary Caskey) | License Photo

CHICAGO, May 19 (UPI) -- Boxer Muhammad Ali's daughter, Jamillah, has married a Chicago lawyer who promotes young boxers in his spare time, relatives said.

Jamillah Ali, 39, married Michael Joyce, 42, last weekend at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Naples, Fla., the Chicago Sun-Times reported Wednesday.


Muhammad Ali, who has Parkinson's disease, walked his daughter down the aisle before 140 friends and dozens of onlookers in a ceremony performed by the Rev. George Clements.

"Muhammad Ali sat throughout the whole reception and invited people to come up and take pictures with him," an unidentified wedding source told the Sun-Times.

Jamillah, one of Ali's nine children, works at the Illinois Secretary of State's Office.

Joyce, the son of former Illinois state Sen. Jeremiah Joyce, is a lawyer and a former prize fighter known as "Irish Mike Joyce" who promotes young boxers through a club at Chicago's Leo Catholic High School, said his brother, Kevin Joyce.

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