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Ali "The Greatest" Stamp Sought

FILE: US former world heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali (C) poses with two of his daughters, Hana (L) and May May (R), after a star was unveiled for him on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, in Los Angeles, CA, 11 January 2002.

The Muhammad Ali Center and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer have announced a public awareness campaign for the boxing legend's image to appear on a U.S. Postal Service stamp.

the U.S. Conference of Mayors on Monday will vote on a resolution to support the late boxing champ Muhammad Ali's image on a U.S. postal stamp.

The stamp supporters encourage public backing for the Muhammad Ali commemorative issue. To encourage, backers have launched a social media campaign called #GetTheChampAStamp.

It can take up to three years for the Postal Service to launch a new stamp. The process includes submitting historical information and review by a Postal Service's Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee.

Criteria for selecting those to honor includes those ``extraordinary and enduring individual contributions to American society, history, and culture, or environment'' and those who have achieved ``widespread national appeal or significance.''

Ali died in 2016 and is buried in his hometown of Louisville

Marylin Jackson, President and CEPO of the Muhammad Ali Center, said Ali used to say "I should be on a postage stamp because that's the only way I'll ever get licked!,''