Muhammad Ali Boxer 1978 (aka Cassius Clay)
training for the fight with Leon Spinks, Ali managed to win back the Heavyweight title for a third and final time in a rematch with Spinks on September 15, 1978.
World heavyweight boxing champion Cassius Clay (later Muhammad Ali) signs autographs during a visit to the London Free School children’s play group and families’ group at 34 Tavistock Crescent, the home of Rhaune Laslett in Notting Hill, London, 15th May 1966. The group was later known as the Neighbourhood Service. The boy in the foreground is Nigel Carpenter. Clay is in London for his upcoming title defence against British champion Henry Cooper. (Photo by R. McPhedran/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
A grimacing Sonny Liston ducks to try and avoid the pummelling fists of Cassius Clay in the fifth round of their title fight in Miami. This was the round in which Clay complained that his vision was considerably impaired, the result of a caustic subtance smeared on ListonÕs gloves getting into his eyes. If it was a deliberate ploy, it failed miserably.
25 February 1964
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BOXER – MOHAMMED ALI (CASSIUS CLAY)
Miami Beach, Florida: New heavyweight boxing champion Cassius Clay is lifted off the ring floor by one of his handlers last night just after Sonny Liston was unable to answer the bell for the seventh round. Another Clay handler climbs through the ropes at left. Clay’s trainer, Angelo Dundee, is ta right.
FILE – In this March 17, 1966 file photo, heavyweight boxing champ Muhammad Ali greets a friend as he arrives at a veterans administration office in Louisville, Ky., to appeal his 1A draft classification. Citing his religious convictions, Ali refused to be drafted in the U.S. Army. He was stripped of his heavyweight title and didnt box for more than three years. The U.S. Supreme Court overturned his conviction on draft evasion charges. (AP Photo)
23 MAY 1966: A BLOOD-SPATTERED HENRY COOPER OF GREAT BRITAIN AND CASSIUS CLAY OF THE UNITED STATES IN ACTION DURING THEIR WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT. Mandatory Credit: Allsport Hulton/Archive
The funeral of the great Muhammad Ali will be held on Friday in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky
9 MAY 1966: World heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) talks to television reporters after arriving at London’s Heathrow airport. Behind him (l-r) promoter Harry Levine, matchmaker Micky Duff and Ali’s trainer Angelo Dundee. Ali is in London to fight Henry Cooper at Arsenal’s Highbury stadium on 21st May. Mandatory Credit: Allsport Hulton/Archive
American heavyweight boxer Cassius Clay (now Muhammad Ali) raises his arms in victory after his world title fight against British boxer Henry Cooper. Original Publication: People Disc – HW0523 (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)
Muhammad Ali (1942- )
No introduction required; boxer, social activist, philanthropist and, actually, great grandson of Ennis, Co. Clare man Abe Grady, Muhammad Ali was and will always remain in sporting fans’ eyes ‘the greatest’. Ali transcended sport and in 2009 travelled to his great grandfather’s birthplace in Ennis and was made the first honorary freeman of the town.
Boxing legend Muhammad Ali signs autographs during a press conference in Berlin 16 December 2005. Ali will be awarded the Otto Hahn Medal for Peace in Germany 17 December, in recognition of his work during the Civil Rights movement in the US. AFP PHOTO DDP/MICHAEL KAPPELER GERMANY OUT (Photo credit should read MICHAEL KAPPELER/AFP/Getty Images)
Le boxeur américain Mohamed Ali (Cassius Clay) triomphe et devient champion du monde de boxe des poids lourds le 30 octobre 1974 à Kinshasa à l’issu du combat qui l’opposait au tenant du titre George Foreman.
Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) (L) raises his arms as he just won the title of heavyweight boxing champion against his compatriot and titlehoder George Foreman (R) in Kinshasa October 30 1974. (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
FILE – In this March 1, 1964, file photo, world heavyweight boxing champion Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) signs autographs outside the Trans-Lux Theater on Broadway at 49th Street in New York City. Standing behind Ali is Malcolm X. Ali, the magnificent heavyweight champion whose fast fists and irrepressible personality transcended sports and captivated the world, has died according to a statement released by his family Friday, June 3, 2016. He was 74. (AP Photo)
Ali with trainer Angelo Dundee and assistant trainer Bundini Brown, September, 1970.
FILE – In this Dec. 20, 1978, file photo, World heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali carries his daughters, 2-year-old Hana, left, and nine-month-old Laya at London’s Heathrow Airport. Ali, the magnificent heavyweight champion whose fast fists and irrepressible personality transcended sports and captivated the world, has died according to a statement released by his family Friday, June 3, 2016. He was 74.(AP Photo/File) ORG XMIT: NY232
FILE – In this 1960 file photo, Muhammad Ali, then known as Cassius Clay, is shown posed in his Olympic jacket in Louisville, Ky. Ali, the magnificent heavyweight champion whose fast fists and irrepressible personality transcended sports and captivated the world, has died according to a statement released by his family Friday, June 3, 2016. He was 74. (The Courier-Journal via AP) NO SALES; MAGS OUT; NO ARCHIVE; MANDATORY CREDIT
FILE – In this June 25, 1976, file photo, world heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali, left, steps out of a Muslim mosque in Tokyo. The day before his star-studded funeral, members of Muhammad Ali’s Islamic faith will get their chance to say a traditional goodbye to the Champ. Bob Gunnell, a spokesman for Ali’s family, announced Monday, June 6, 2016, that a Jenazah, a traditional Muslim funeral service, will be held at Freedom Hall in Louisville, Ky., at noon Thursday. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
Heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali shown as he was leaving Freedom Hall in Louisville after a 6-round charity exhibition fight with Doug Jones October 27, 1966. UPI called it “humiliating” for Jones, who had hoped a good showing might get him a rematch. In 1963 Jones lost a 10-round decision to the young Cassius Clay in a sold-out Madison Square Garden. Published in the Lexington Herald October 30, 1966. Herald-Leader Archive Photo
Muhammad Ali and his bride, Veronica Porche, pause at their reception at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles on June 20, 1977. Muhammad Ali died on Friday, June 3, 2016, at 74. (Lee Romero/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Muhammad Ali pictured during a visit to South Shields in 1977
American heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali covers his eyes with his hand during a training session at Chris Dundee’s 5th Street gym, Miami Beach, 1971. (Photo by Chris Smith/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Muhammad Ali (L) punches Richard Dunn while fighting for the WBC & WBA Heavyweight Title in Munich, Germany May 24, 1976.Mandatory Credit: Action Images / Sporting Pictures/File Photo EDITORIAL USE ONLY.
epa05345173 A handout picture provided by the Las Vegas News Bureau (LVNB) on 04 June 2016 shows US boxer Muhammad Ali (L) taking on Floyd Patterson at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 22 November 1965. Born Cassius Clay, boxing legend Muhammad Ali, dubbed as ‘The Greatest,’ died on 03 June 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, at the age of 74, a family spokesman said. EPA/LAS VEGAS NEWS BUREAU — Mandatory credit: Las Vegas News Bureau via european pressphoto agency — HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES/NO ARCHIVES ORG XMIT: JGM10
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