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.
Joseph William Frazier (January 12, 1944 – November 7, 2011), nicknamed “Smokin’ Joe”, was an American professional boxer who competed from 1965 to 1981. He reigned as the undisputed heavyweight champion from 1970 to 1973, and as an amateur won a gold medal at the 1964 Summer Olympics. Frazier was known for his strength, durability, formidable punching power, and relentless pressure fighting style. He was also the first boxer to beat Muhammad Ali in the fight dubbed “Fight of the Century”
Don King staged seven of Ali’s title bouts, including the legendary “Thrilla in Manila”—the 1975 fight between Ali and Joe Frazier that was viewed by more than a million people worldwide and earned Ali $6 million.
Both Muhammad Ali & Joe Frazier signed this exclusive limited edition photo of only 100 worldwide during an official Superstar Greetings signing. This image has also been exclusively released through Neil Leifer, one of Boxing’s most iconic photographers. This photo is #47/100 in the edition which has also been signed by Neil Leifer.
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Framed Size: 64.5 x 2.5 x 82.5cm / 25.75 x 1 x 33″