Eighty-five pound Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr., is shown posing at twelve, prior to his amateur ring debut in 1954, a three minute, three round split decision over another novice named Ronnie O’Keefe, in Louisville, Kentucky. (AP Photo)
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In this photo taken on October 19, 1974 shows US boxing heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali (L) (born Cassius Clay) 11 days before the heavy weight world championship in Kinshasa. On October 30, 1974 Muhammad Ali knocked out George Foreman in a clash of titans known as the “Rumble in the Jungle”, watched by 60 000 people in the stadium in Kinshasa and millions elsewhere. AFP PHOTO
photo datée des années 60 de l’ancien champion du monde de boxe dans la catégorie des poids lourds, Mohammed Ali (Cassius Clay). Mohammed Ali devint champion olympique des poids mi-lourds en 1960 puis champion du monde poids lourds pour la première fois en février 1964 contre Sonny Liston.
Picture dated from the 60’s of the U.S. boxing champion Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali), who got the Olympic middle heavyweight gold meadal in 1960 in Rome, aged 18, and got the professional world heavyweight title for the first time in February 1964 against Sonny Liston. (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
14th June 1963: American boxer Cassius Clay (later Muhammad Ali) before his World Heavyweight Title fight against Britain’s Henry Cooper. (Photo by Norman Quicke/Express/Getty Images)
Heavyweight champ Muhammad Ali, center, leaves the Armed Forces induction center with his entourage after refusing to be drafted into the Armed Forces in Houston, April 28, 1967. Hundreds of Ali fans and supporters filled the streets to greet him when he left the building. (AP Photo)
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