Born January 17, 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky, Muhammad Ali, the world’s best known boxer began at the tender age of 12. At 18 he won the gold medal in the light heavyweight division in the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome, Italy. During his career, Ali became the only professional boxer to win the heavyweight championship three times. At the 1996 Summer Games in Atlanta, the world and his country honored Ali by choosing him to light the Olympic torch during the opening ceremony. Muhammad Ali is also known as an eloquent statesman for peace as well as a generous man who devoted much of his considerable earnings to charity.
The Beatles had only been in America for 11 days when they found themselves in Miami Beach’s 5th Street Gym to meet the 22 year old boxer Cassius Clay. The date was February 18th, 1964 and the band was in town to film their second appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, while Cassius was prepping for his big fight with Heavyweight Champion Sonny Liston.
This beautiful B&W photo was personally signed by Muhammad Ali with his former name Cassius Clay during an exclusive signing session in New York held by Superstar Greetings who were one of a few companies who worked directly with Muhammad Ali.
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Framed Size: 75.5 x 5 x 74.5cm / 30.25 x 2 x 29.75″