Cassius Clay (R) (later Muhammad Ali) predicts that he will in the fifth round before his fight with Henry Cooper at Wembley Stadium in London, Britain June 18, 1963.Mandatory Credit: Action Images / MSI/File Photo EDITORIAL USE ONLY.
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Muhammad Ali – 1975
VARIOUS – 1975
Muhammad Ali, who’ll fight heavyweight champ Sonny Liston on February 25, clowns a bit with the Beatles at his training camp in Miami Beach, Florida on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 1964. The Beatles are, from left: Ringo Starr, John Lennon, George Harrison, and Paul McCartney. (AP Photo)
Boxer Ali and (later known as Muhammad Ali) weighing in before championship fight vs. Liston.
* JOE FRAZIER DEAD AT 67
Boxing great JOE FRAZIER has died after losing a final fight against liver cancer.
The former heavyweight champion, who handed Muhammad Ali his first defeat in the ring, died on Monday night (07Nov11). He was 67.
Frazier, nicknamed Smokin’ Joe, was diagnosed with cancer last month (Oct11) and he has been receiving treatment at a hospice in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania since Halloween (31Oct11).
He famously beat Ali in a 1971 boxing match considered by fight purists as the Fight of the Century.
Frazier fought Ali in two more epics, including the ‘Thrilla in Manila’ grudge match in 1975, but he lost both.
He started fighting in 1965 and ended his career in 1981 with a fight against Jumbo Cummings. His record was 32 wins, four losses and a draw. Frazier’s wins included 27 knock outs.
As well as Ali, he fought George Foreman twice, Joe Bugner and Oscar Bonavena twice. (KL/WN/KL)
Boxer Muhammad Ali, in the seventh round of the fight with Joe Frazier on Oct. 1. 1975.
Ali won with a TKO in the 14th.
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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)
MIAMI BEACH, FL – FEBRUARY 25: Sonny Liston looses his Heavyweight title to Classius Clay (Muhammad Ali) after seven rounds at the Miami Beach Convention Hall on February 25, 1964 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Allsport Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Muhammad Ali gets held back by referee Mark Conn after knocking down Oscar Bonavena during the NABF Heavyweight Title fight at Madison Square Garden.
New York, New York 12/7/1970
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World heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, right, is shown at a press conference in New York, January 31, 1978, with promoter Don King, left, and Herbert Muhammad, center, to plug a comic book in which he beats Superman. Ali holds a copy of the comic book. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler)
BD3BTH MUHAMMAD ALI about 1965 with mother Odessa at the family home in Louisville, Kentucky.. Father Cassius & brother Rudolph behind
FILE – In this April 4, 1963, file photo, young heavyweight boxer Cassius Clay is seen with his mother, Odessa Grady Clay, in a car outside their home in Louisville, Ky. In Muhammad Ali: Athlete of the Century, a collection of Associated Press stories and visuals about of the boxing champion, AP reporters and photographers captured the life of Ali as he made news both professionally and personally over several decades. (AP Photo/H.B. Littell, File)
Cassius Clay (left), whose confident boastings he will beat British heavyweight champion Henry Cooper in five rounds has amused everyone, in training on the streets of London. Clay, who is due to meet Cooper at Wembley on June 18, is adhering to an intensive routine which starts everyday at 5am.
Cassius Clay (c), whose confident boastings he will beat British heavyweight champion Henry Cooper in five rounds has amused everyone, in training on the streets of London. Clay, who is due to meet Cooper at Wembley on June 18, is adhering to an intensive routine which starts everyday at 5am.
Muhammad Ali’s second match with Leon Spinks, at the Louisiana Superdome, September 1978, went badly for Spinks. A now in shape Ali rarely lost control, winning back his title by a unanimous fifteen-round decision. Ali regained the title, becoming the first three-time heavyweight champion. Action Images/MSI
Muhammad Ali, World Heavyweight Champion and challenger, Henry Cooper fight at Highbury Stadium, London, for the World Heavyweight Boxing title, May 1966. The fight was stopped in the sixth round due to cut above Cooper’s left eye.
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