Today marks what would have been the 75th birthday of one of the 20th century’s most significant and celebrated sports figures, Muhammad Ali.

Born Cassius Clay Jr in 1942 in the Southern U.S. state of Kentucky, Ali began his rise to fame in 1960 when he won a gold medal in light heavyweight division of the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome. Four years later, he truly shot to superstardom after winning the WBA, WBC and lineal heavyweight titles. It was also during the late 1960s that he changed his name to Muhammed Ali, describing “Cassius Clay” as his “slave name”.

While mostly recognised for his efforts in the boxing ring, Ali was the voice behind quotes such as “float like a butterfly, and sting like a bee”. He was also a keen activist for black Americans’ civil rights, and strongly opposed the United States’ involvement in the Vietnam conflict, making him an icon of counterculture.

Ali hung up his boxing gloves in 1981, and in 1984 was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, a result of decades spent in the boxing ring. Over the next 32 years, he yet again showed his fighting spirit in combatting the disease, until he passed away on June 3, 2016. On average, sufferers live between seven and 14 years after diagnosis.

To celebrate his birthday, Bored Panda has found a selection of photographs to document Ali’s remarkable life as an athlete, an activist, and an inspiration to athletes and non-athletes alike all over the world.

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Ali With Daughter Maryum. February 1970

Ali With Daughter Maryum. February 1970

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Alexandra Lee 2 years ago

Thus is the cutest, showing a gentle side of a vicious fighter.

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Muhammad Ali With The Jacksons

Muhammad Ali With The Jacksons

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Alexandra Lee 2 years ago

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Who knew the Jackson boys' had an odd hobby of torturing wrestlers?

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Muhammad Ali With The Beatles

Muhammad Ali With The Beatles

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Emre 2 years ago

I love his sense of humor

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Muhammad Ali Spends Some Quality Time With His Daughter Maryum, 1974

Muhammad Ali Spends Some Quality Time With His Daughter Maryum, 1974

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Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Ali Stands Over Fallen Challenger Sonny Liston, Shouting And Gesturing Shortly After Dropping Liston With A Short Hard Right To The Jaw On May 25, 1965, In Lewiston, Maine. The Bout Lasted Only One Minute Into The First Round.

Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Ali Stands Over Fallen Challenger Sonny Liston, Shouting And Gesturing Shortly After Dropping Liston With A Short Hard Right To The Jaw On May 25, 1965, In Lewiston, Maine. The Bout Lasted Only One Minute Into The First Round.

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Emre 2 years ago

Greatest and the most iconic photos of boxing

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Perspiration Beads On The Face Of Muhammad Ali, Shown In Training For His Fight With Sonny Liston At Lewiston, Maine, 1965

Perspiration Beads On The Face Of Muhammad Ali, Shown In Training For His Fight With Sonny Liston At Lewiston, Maine, 1965

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Emre 2 years ago

No pain no gain...This is what he taught all of us.

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Pope John Paul II Looks On As Muhammad Ali, Former Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Signs His Autograph In Vatican City, June 6, 1982

Pope John Paul II Looks On As Muhammad Ali, Former Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Signs His Autograph In Vatican City, June 6, 1982

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Muhammad Ali At London's Heathrow Airport In 1977 When He Left For New York With His Daughters

Muhammad Ali At London's Heathrow Airport In 1977 When He Left For New York With His Daughters

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Boxer Cassius Clay Is Shown In 1954

Boxer Cassius Clay Is Shown In 1954

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Young Muhammad Ali Points To A Sign He Wrote In His Dressing Room Before His Fight Against Archie Moore In Los Angeles, Predicting He’d Knock Moore Out In The Fourth Round, Which He Went On To Do

Young Muhammad Ali Points To A Sign He Wrote In His Dressing Room Before His Fight Against Archie Moore In Los Angeles, Predicting He’d Knock Moore Out In The Fourth Round, Which He Went On To Do

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Sylvester Stallone, Who Was Inspired To Write Rocky After Seeing The Muhammad Ali/Chuck Wepner Fight In 1975, Meets Ali In The Locker Room To Wish Him Luck Before The Fight

Sylvester Stallone, Who Was Inspired To Write Rocky After Seeing The Muhammad Ali/Chuck Wepner Fight In 1975, Meets Ali In The Locker Room To Wish Him Luck Before The Fight

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Muhammad Ali Behind The Wheel On April 2, 1963.

Muhammad Ali Behind The Wheel On April 2, 1963.

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Abbass Muhammad 2 years ago

My birthday.

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Muhammad Ali Waits Patiently As A Young Fan, Six-Year-Old Manuel De La Sierra Sets His Camera For Another Picture Outside Houston's Domed Stadium, Feb. 4, 1967

Muhammad Ali Waits Patiently As A Young Fan, Six-Year-Old Manuel De La Sierra Sets His Camera For Another Picture Outside Houston's Domed Stadium, Feb. 4, 1967

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Muhammad Ali And Robin Williams Practiced Their Punches At Celebrity Fight Night XII, Arizona, March 18, 2006

Muhammad Ali And Robin Williams Practiced Their Punches At Celebrity Fight Night XII, Arizona, March 18, 2006

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Elvis And Ali In The Kings Hilton Hotel Suite In 1973 Where Elvis Presented Ali A Special One Of A Kind Robe Designed Just Like Famous Stage Jumpsuits

Elvis And Ali In The Kings Hilton Hotel Suite In 1973 Where Elvis Presented Ali A Special One Of A Kind Robe Designed Just Like Famous Stage Jumpsuits

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Emre 2 years ago

Kings have left the building... :(

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Clay’s Handlers Held Him Back After He Beat Liston And Was Announced As The New Heavyweight Champion Of The World

Clay’s Handlers Held Him Back After He Beat Liston And Was Announced As The New Heavyweight Champion Of The World

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Muhammad Ali Receives A Replacement Gold Medal For One He Lost Many Years Ago At The 1996 Centennial Olympic Games In Atlanta, Georgia

Muhammad Ali Receives A Replacement Gold Medal For One He Lost Many Years Ago At The 1996 Centennial Olympic Games In Atlanta, Georgia

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Muhammad Ali With Stevie Wonder

Muhammad Ali With Stevie Wonder

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Ali And His Family In The RV Heading From Deer Lake To Washington, DC, For A Special White House Visit To See US President Jimmy Carter, 1977

Ali And His Family In The RV Heading From Deer Lake To Washington, DC, For A Special White House Visit To See US President Jimmy Carter, 1977

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Muhammad Ali Is A Happy Young Man In His Dressing Room After Knocking Out Archie Moore In The Exact Round He Predicted He Would, The Fourth, At Los Angeles, November 17, 1962

Muhammad Ali Is A Happy Young Man In His Dressing Room After Knocking Out Archie Moore In The Exact Round He Predicted He Would, The Fourth, At Los Angeles, November 17, 1962

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Muhammad Ali, Strikes A Familiar Pose As He Shouts, "I Am The Greatest," As He Leaves The Ring, Arms Raised, Following His Defeat Of Former Heavyweight Boxing Champion Sonny Liston In Miami Beach, Florida, February 25, 1964

Muhammad Ali, Strikes A Familiar Pose As He Shouts, "I Am The Greatest," As He Leaves The Ring, Arms Raised, Following His Defeat Of Former Heavyweight Boxing Champion Sonny Liston In Miami Beach, Florida, February 25, 1964

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Spray Flies From The Head Of Challenger Joe Frazier As Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Ali Connects With A Right In The Ninth Round Of Their Title Fight In Manila, Philippines, October 1, 1975. Ali Won The Fight On A Decision To Retain The Title

Spray Flies From The Head Of Challenger Joe Frazier As Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Ali Connects With A Right In The Ninth Round Of Their Title Fight In Manila, Philippines, October 1, 1975. Ali Won The Fight On A Decision To Retain The Title

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Muhammad Ali Is Photographed Carrying Then Wife, Sonji Clay, Over The Threshold After Their Wedding, 1967

Muhammad Ali Is Photographed Carrying Then Wife, Sonji Clay, Over The Threshold After Their Wedding, 1967

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Muhammad Ali Gets A Pinch To The Cheek From His 18-Year-Old Daughter Maryum "May May" At The Hard Rock Cafe In New York, May 12, 1988

Muhammad Ali Gets A Pinch To The Cheek From His 18-Year-Old Daughter Maryum "May May" At The Hard Rock Cafe In New York, May 12, 1988

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Muhammad Ali, Former World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Toys With The Finely Combed Hair Of Television Sports Commentator Howard Cosell Before The Start Of The Olympic Boxing Trials, Aug. 7, 1972, In West Point, NY

Muhammad Ali, Former World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Toys With The Finely Combed Hair Of Television Sports Commentator Howard Cosell Before The Start Of The Olympic Boxing Trials, Aug. 7, 1972, In West Point, NY

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Ali Stood Toe To Toe With Frazier And Slugged It Out As If Determined To Prove He Had Heart, That He Could Stand Up To Punishment. Frazier Won A 15-round Decision, But Both Men Suffered Noticeable Physical Damage

Ali Stood Toe To Toe With Frazier And Slugged It Out As If Determined To Prove He Had Heart, That He Could Stand Up To Punishment. Frazier Won A 15-round Decision, But Both Men Suffered Noticeable Physical Damage

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Ali Trained His Legs By Running On The Sand In Heavy Combat Boots So His Boxing Shoes Would Feel Lighter In The Ring. Miami Beach, 1977

Ali Trained His Legs By Running On The Sand In Heavy Combat Boots So His Boxing Shoes Would Feel Lighter In The Ring. Miami Beach, 1977

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#28

US Boxing Great Muhammad Ali Poses At The World Economic Forum In Davos, 2006

US Boxing Great Muhammad Ali Poses At The World Economic Forum In Davos, 2006

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Muhammad Ali With Pele

Muhammad Ali With Pele

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Muhammad Ali With Martin Luther King

Muhammad Ali With Martin Luther King

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In This Feb. 25, 1964, Sonny Liston, Right, Lowers His Head And Works In Close During The Sixth Round Of Heavyweight Championship Fight Against Muhammad Ali In Miami Beach

In This Feb. 25, 1964, Sonny Liston, Right, Lowers His Head And Works In Close During The Sixth Round Of Heavyweight Championship Fight Against Muhammad Ali In Miami Beach

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Keith Green, 9-Year-Old Is Shown Striking A Victorious Pose After "Flooring" Muhammad Ali At Madison Square Garden In New York, March 14, 1967

Keith Green, 9-Year-Old Is Shown Striking A Victorious Pose After "Flooring" Muhammad Ali At Madison Square Garden In New York, March 14, 1967

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Muhammad Ali Is Pictured With Wife Veronica Porsche Ali And Daughter Hana Ali In 1977 While Touring Their Farm In Berrien Spring, Michigan

Muhammad Ali Is Pictured With Wife Veronica Porsche Ali And Daughter Hana Ali In 1977 While Touring Their Farm In Berrien Spring, Michigan

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Muhammad Ali Walks Down A Main Street In Frankfurt, Germany With Boxing Promoter And Cornerman Angelo Dundee, While A Local Newsman Attempts To Get An Interview With The Prized Fighter, 1966

Muhammad Ali Walks Down A Main Street In Frankfurt, Germany With Boxing Promoter And Cornerman Angelo Dundee, While A Local Newsman Attempts To Get An Interview With The Prized Fighter, 1966

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Lou Wow 2 years ago

He was a thoughtful, intelligent looking man.

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Muhammad Ali Is Pictured Chopping Wood In 1974

Muhammad Ali Is Pictured Chopping Wood In 1974

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Muhammad Ali Is Photographed Taking Time Away From The Ring To Delight In Cuddling And Playing With Daughter, Baby Hana, 1977

Muhammad Ali Is Photographed Taking Time Away From The Ring To Delight In Cuddling And Playing With Daughter, Baby Hana, 1977

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Muhammad Ali And Joe Frazier Battle It Out In The Ring During Their Historic "Fight Of The Year" On March 8, 1971. The Outcome Resulted In Ali's First Professional Defeat, A Close 15-Round Decision To Frazier

Muhammad Ali And Joe Frazier Battle It Out In The Ring During Their Historic "Fight Of The Year" On March 8, 1971. The Outcome Resulted In Ali's First Professional Defeat, A Close 15-Round Decision To Frazier

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#38

Muhammad Ali With Bob Dylan

Muhammad Ali With Bob Dylan

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#39

Referee John Lobianco Directs Champion Muhammad Ali To A Neutral Corner Before He Started The Knockout Count Over Prostrate Challenger Zora Folley In The Seventh Round Of Heavyweight Little Fight. Ali Was Declared Victor On A Knockout At 1:48 Of The Round In New York's Madison Square Garden, March 22, 1967

Referee John Lobianco Directs Champion Muhammad Ali To A Neutral Corner Before He Started The Knockout Count Over Prostrate Challenger Zora Folley In The Seventh Round Of Heavyweight Little Fight. Ali Was Declared Victor On A Knockout At 1:48 Of The Round In New York's Madison Square Garden, March 22, 1967

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Young Boxer Cassius Clay Is Seen With His Mother, Odessa Grady Clay, April 2, 1963

Young Boxer Cassius Clay Is Seen With His Mother, Odessa Grady Clay, April 2, 1963

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Muhammad Ali Carries His Son, Muhammad Ali, Jr., On His Shoulders, Aug. 24, 1974, As He Points Toward The Building In Cherry Hill, N.J.

Muhammad Ali Carries His Son, Muhammad Ali, Jr., On His Shoulders, Aug. 24, 1974, As He Points Toward The Building In Cherry Hill, N.J.

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Heavyweight Boxing Champ Cassius Clay And His Wife Sonji Are Seen At A Press Conference After His Successful Title Defense In Lewiston, Me., May 25, 1965

Heavyweight Boxing Champ Cassius Clay And His Wife Sonji Are Seen At A Press Conference After His Successful Title Defense In Lewiston, Me., May 25, 1965

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Sports Promoter Don King Stands Between Muhammad Ali, Left, And Joe Frazier In New York, Thursday, July 17, 1975, After It Was Announced That Ali And Frazier Will Meet In A Title Bout Dot

Sports Promoter Don King Stands Between Muhammad Ali, Left, And Joe Frazier In New York, Thursday, July 17, 1975, After It Was Announced That Ali And Frazier Will Meet In A Title Bout Dot

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Young Muhammad Ali, Known As Cassius Clay At The Time, Is Seen With His Trainer Angelo Dundee At City Parks Gym In New York, Feb. 8, 1962

Young Muhammad Ali, Known As Cassius Clay At The Time, Is Seen With His Trainer Angelo Dundee At City Parks Gym In New York, Feb. 8, 1962

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Basketball Star Wilt Chamberlain Extends A Long Left In The Direction Of World Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Ali As They Met At An Abc Television Studio In New York, March 10, 1967. Chamberlain Stands 7 Feet, 1 Inch Tall, And Ali Is 6 Feet, 2 Inches Tall. Chamberlain's Reach Is Over 90 Inches, Ali's Is 79 Inches.

Basketball Star Wilt Chamberlain Extends A Long Left In The Direction Of World Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Ali As They Met At An Abc Television Studio In New York, March 10, 1967. Chamberlain Stands 7 Feet, 1 Inch Tall, And Ali Is 6 Feet, 2 Inches Tall. Chamberlain's Reach Is Over 90 Inches, Ali's Is 79 Inches.

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Lou Wow 2 years ago

Wow! That guy is huge! Make Ali look tiny.

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Pop Artist Andy Warhol, Left, Is Shown Photographing Muhammad Ali, His Infant Daughter, Hanna, And Wife, Veronica, Thursday, August 18, 1977, At Ali's Training Camp In Deer Lake, Pa

Pop Artist Andy Warhol, Left, Is Shown Photographing Muhammad Ali, His Infant Daughter, Hanna, And Wife, Veronica, Thursday, August 18, 1977, At Ali's Training Camp In Deer Lake, Pa

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As A Bubbly Teenager At The 1960 Olympics In Rome, Clay Parroted America’s Cold War Line. He Took The Gold Medal For Light Heavyweight Boxing, Beating Out Zbigniew Pietrzykowski Of Poland, Right, And The Joint Bronze Medalists Giulio Saraudi Of Italy And Anthony Madigan Of Australia

As A Bubbly Teenager At The 1960 Olympics In Rome, Clay Parroted America’s Cold War Line. He Took The Gold Medal For Light Heavyweight Boxing, Beating Out Zbigniew Pietrzykowski Of Poland, Right, And The Joint Bronze Medalists Giulio Saraudi Of Italy And Anthony Madigan Of Australia

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Clay Riding Through Louisville After The 1960 Olympics

Clay Riding Through Louisville After The 1960 Olympics

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Lt. Col. J. Edwin Mckee Escorting Clay From The Armed Forces Examining Station In Houston On April 28, 1967, After He Refused To Be Drafted Into The Army, Requesting Conscientious Objector Status. Clay Was Stripped Of His Title By Boxing Commissions And Was Convicted Of Draft Evasion. He Did Not Fight For Three And A Half Years

Lt. Col. J. Edwin Mckee Escorting Clay From The Armed Forces Examining Station In Houston On April 28, 1967, After He Refused To Be Drafted Into The Army, Requesting Conscientious Objector Status. Clay Was Stripped Of His Title By Boxing Commissions And Was Convicted Of Draft Evasion. He Did Not Fight For Three And A Half Years

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Ali And His Mother, Odessa, In October 1974 In Zaire, Where He Was Training For His Match With Foreman

Ali And His Mother, Odessa, In October 1974 In Zaire, Where He Was Training For His Match With Foreman

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On The Drive Down To The Fight, Ali Was Speeding. When He Was Pulled Over, The Policeman Didn't Recognize Him. 'I'm The Champ,' Ali Reportedly Said. The Policeman Let Him Go With A Warning. February 1970

On The Drive Down To The Fight, Ali Was Speeding. When He Was Pulled Over, The Policeman Didn't Recognize Him. 'I'm The Champ,' Ali Reportedly Said. The Policeman Let Him Go With A Warning. February 1970

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Lisa Florina 2 years ago

Doesnt mean you have the right to speed !

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Muhammad Ali Beat Leon Spinks To Win The Heavyweight Championship Of The World For An Unprecedented Third Time , September 15, 1978

Muhammad Ali Beat Leon Spinks To Win The Heavyweight Championship Of The World For An Unprecedented Third Time , September 15, 1978

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Mirror-Boxing At Deer Lake, 1978

Mirror-Boxing At Deer Lake, 1978

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Muhammad Ali, The "Louisville Lip," Holds Up Eight Fingers In London June 19, 1963 As He Predicts The Number Of Rounds It Will Take Him To Knock Out Sonny Liston If He Should Get A Chance At The World Heavyweight Championship. Ali Had Predicted An End To His Fight With British Heavyweight Champion Henry Cooper In Five Rounds And That's Just What Happened June 18 In London's Wembley Stadium. Ali Won On A Technical Knockout In The Fifth Round

Muhammad Ali, The "Louisville Lip," Holds Up Eight Fingers In London June 19, 1963 As He Predicts The Number Of Rounds It Will Take Him To Knock Out Sonny Liston If He Should Get A Chance At The World Heavyweight Championship. Ali Had Predicted An End To His Fight With British Heavyweight Champion Henry Cooper In Five Rounds And That's Just What Happened June 18 In London's Wembley Stadium. Ali Won On A Technical Knockout In The Fifth Round

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Muhammad Ali, Who Was Due To Fight World Champion George Foreman, Tells A Crowd Of Boxing Fans In N' Sele Zaire, "Ako Bo Mai Ye," Which Translates From Zaire's Lingalla Dialect As: "I Will Kill Him.", A September 12, 1974

Muhammad Ali, Who Was Due To Fight World Champion George Foreman, Tells A Crowd Of Boxing Fans In N' Sele Zaire, "Ako Bo Mai Ye," Which Translates From Zaire's Lingalla Dialect As: "I Will Kill Him.", A September 12, 1974

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Muhammad Ali Trains At His Deer Lake, Pennsylvania, Retreat For His Upcoming Fight With Leon Spinks, August 14, 1978

Muhammad Ali Trains At His Deer Lake, Pennsylvania, Retreat For His Upcoming Fight With Leon Spinks, August 14, 1978

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Muhammad Ali Is Photographed With First Wife Sonji Roi In August Of 1964

Muhammad Ali Is Photographed With First Wife Sonji Roi In August Of 1964

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Muhammad Ali Appears With Civil Rights Activists Ralph Abernathy And Coretta Scott King

Muhammad Ali Appears With Civil Rights Activists Ralph Abernathy And Coretta Scott King

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Muhammad Ali Shows Guests, Including Sugar Ray Robinson, A Magic Trick During An Outdoor Party At The Los Angeles Home Of Trainer Drew Bundini Brown In 1981

Muhammad Ali Shows Guests, Including Sugar Ray Robinson, A Magic Trick During An Outdoor Party At The Los Angeles Home Of Trainer Drew Bundini Brown In 1981

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Muhammad Ali Is Photographed With Fellow Boxer Ken Norton During The Time Of Their Anticipated Fight In March Of 1973

Muhammad Ali Is Photographed With Fellow Boxer Ken Norton During The Time Of Their Anticipated Fight In March Of 1973

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Muhammad Ali Is Photographed With Howard Cosell Backstage Before "The Muhammad Ali Variety Special" In July Of 1975

Muhammad Ali Is Photographed With Howard Cosell Backstage Before "The Muhammad Ali Variety Special" In July Of 1975

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Muhammad Ali Receives A Friendly Jab From Music Sensation Stevie Wonder During Ali's Television Show Taping In 1975

Muhammad Ali Receives A Friendly Jab From Music Sensation Stevie Wonder During Ali's Television Show Taping In 1975

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Former World Heavyweight Boxing Champion And Olympic Gold Medal Winner Muhammad Ali Carried The Olympic Torch For A Kilometer In Louisville On Sunday, May 27, 1984

Former World Heavyweight Boxing Champion And Olympic Gold Medal Winner Muhammad Ali Carried The Olympic Torch For A Kilometer In Louisville On Sunday, May 27, 1984

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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

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

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In The Hours Before His Fight With Earnie Shavers Fight, Ali Worked Alone On His Hand And Foot Speed. He’s Pictured Here In An Empty Madison Square Garden

In The Hours Before His Fight With Earnie Shavers Fight, Ali Worked Alone On His Hand And Foot Speed. He’s Pictured Here In An Empty Madison Square Garden

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Cassius Clay After Being Declared Heavyweight Champion Of The World At Miami Beach, Florida, February 25, 1964. Clay Beat Champion Sonny Liston After Six Rounds In One Of The Greatest Upsets In Fight History

Cassius Clay After Being Declared Heavyweight Champion Of The World At Miami Beach, Florida, February 25, 1964. Clay Beat Champion Sonny Liston After Six Rounds In One Of The Greatest Upsets In Fight History

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Muhammad Ali Makes A Point During A News Conference That He Conducted From Inside The Ring In Atlanta, Georgia, In This October 24, 1970

Muhammad Ali Makes A Point During A News Conference That He Conducted From Inside The Ring In Atlanta, Georgia, In This October 24, 1970

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Muhammad Ali Punches Bag On January 10, 1974, In His Deer Lake, Pennsylvania, Training Camp, Where He Was Preparing For His January 28 Rematch With Joe Frazier

Muhammad Ali Punches Bag On January 10, 1974, In His Deer Lake, Pennsylvania, Training Camp, Where He Was Preparing For His January 28 Rematch With Joe Frazier

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Muhammad Ali, Punches Speed Bag On September 29, 1975 At The Folk Art Center In Manila, Philippines, As He Prepares His Title Fight On October 1 With Joe Frazier

Muhammad Ali, Punches Speed Bag On September 29, 1975 At The Folk Art Center In Manila, Philippines, As He Prepares His Title Fight On October 1 With Joe Frazier

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Muhammad Ali During A Training Session

Muhammad Ali During A Training Session

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Muhammad Ali Looks On During A Bout Between Evander Holyfield And George Foreman At Caesar's Palace In Las Vegas, Nevada, April 9, 1991

Muhammad Ali Looks On During A Bout Between Evander Holyfield And George Foreman At Caesar's Palace In Las Vegas, Nevada, April 9, 1991

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Muhammad Ali Onstage During The Michael J. Fox Foundation's 2010 Benefit "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Cure Parkinson's" At The Waldorf-astoria On November 13, 2010, In New York City

Muhammad Ali Onstage During The Michael J. Fox Foundation's 2010 Benefit "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Cure Parkinson's" At The Waldorf-astoria On November 13, 2010, In New York City

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Muhammad Ali Is Photographed Next To A Boulder Paying Tribute To Legendary Boxer Jack Johnson At His Deer Lake, Pa Training Camp In July Of 1974

Muhammad Ali Is Photographed Next To A Boulder Paying Tribute To Legendary Boxer Jack Johnson At His Deer Lake, Pa Training Camp In July Of 1974

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Muhammad Ali Hams It Up On Stage With Tennis Star Althea Gibson During A Press Party Television Special In July, 1975

Muhammad Ali Hams It Up On Stage With Tennis Star Althea Gibson During A Press Party Television Special In July, 1975

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Muhammad Ali Is Photographed With Omar Bongo (Formely Known As Albert Bongo) The President Of Gabon, And His Son Alain At New York's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel On October 21, 1977

Muhammad Ali Is Photographed With Omar Bongo (Formely Known As Albert Bongo) The President Of Gabon, And His Son Alain At New York's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel On October 21, 1977

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Muhammad Ali And Prolific Writer Alex Haley Appear At Ali's Semi-Open House In June Of 1979 At His Freemont Park, Ca Estate. Guests Attended The Fundraising Soiree Before Heading To An Naacp Legal Defense Fund Buffet Dinner And Play

Muhammad Ali And Prolific Writer Alex Haley Appear At Ali's Semi-Open House In June Of 1979 At His Freemont Park, Ca Estate. Guests Attended The Fundraising Soiree Before Heading To An Naacp Legal Defense Fund Buffet Dinner And Play

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Muhammad Ali Tries A Hook Shot During A Game Of Basketball At His Deer Lake, Pa Training Camp In July Of 1978

Muhammad Ali Tries A Hook Shot During A Game Of Basketball At His Deer Lake, Pa Training Camp In July Of 1978

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Muhammad Ali Is Pictured Attending A Social Event At Bitter End Cafe In Greenwich Village, New York

Muhammad Ali Is Pictured Attending A Social Event At Bitter End Cafe In Greenwich Village, New York

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Muhammad Ali Is Photographed With Basketball Player Elgin Baylor, Boxing Legend Sugar Ray Robinson, And Football Star O. J. Simpson In January Of 1971

Muhammad Ali Is Photographed With Basketball Player Elgin Baylor, Boxing Legend Sugar Ray Robinson, And Football Star O. J. Simpson In January Of 1971

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Muhammad Ali Engages In Friendly Banter With Football Star O.J. Simpson In January Of 1971

Muhammad Ali Engages In Friendly Banter With Football Star O.J. Simpson In January Of 1971

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Muhammad Ali Is Photographed Demonstrating His Signature Fighting Stance At His Deer Lake, Pa Training Camp In July Of 1974

Muhammad Ali Is Photographed Demonstrating His Signature Fighting Stance At His Deer Lake, Pa Training Camp In July Of 1974

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Muhammad Ali Has Tape Removed From His Hands By Wali Youngblood Muhammad, Soria Brown, And His Trainer Drew Bundini Brown In July Of 1978 After A Session On The Heavy Bag. Ali Retreated To His Deer Lake, Pa Training Camp In Preparation For His Impending Fight Against Leon Spinks On September 15, 1978

Muhammad Ali Has Tape Removed From His Hands By Wali Youngblood Muhammad, Soria Brown, And His Trainer Drew Bundini Brown In July Of 1978 After A Session On The Heavy Bag. Ali Retreated To His Deer Lake, Pa Training Camp In Preparation For His Impending Fight Against Leon Spinks On September 15, 1978

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Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali Is Photographed At His Deer Lake, Pa Training Camp In June Of 1974

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali Is Photographed At His Deer Lake, Pa Training Camp In June Of 1974

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Muhammad Ali With Gary Coleman And Todd Bridges

Muhammad Ali With Gary Coleman And Todd Bridges

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Muhammad Ali With Malcolm X

Muhammad Ali With Malcolm X

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Muhammad Ali Gives A Quizzical Stare As He Ponders The Question Of What He Will Do With His $2.5 Million Dollar Share Of The March 8 Fight With Joe Frazier, March 5, 1971. Ali Spent Some Time With The Press After His Regularly Scheduled Workout In Miami Beach, Fla., Answering Questions Relative To The Upcoming Bout

Muhammad Ali Gives A Quizzical Stare As He Ponders The Question Of What He Will Do With His $2.5 Million Dollar Share Of The March 8 Fight With Joe Frazier, March 5, 1971. Ali Spent Some Time With The Press After His Regularly Scheduled Workout In Miami Beach, Fla., Answering Questions Relative To The Upcoming Bout

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A Trio Of U.S. Boxers Wear Gold Medals At The Olympic Village In Rome, September 6, 1960. From The Left Are: Wilbert Mcclure Of Toledo, Ohio, Light Middleweight; Cassius Clay Of Louisville, Ky, Light Heavyweight; And Edward Crook Of Fort Campbell, Ky, Middleweight

A Trio Of U.S. Boxers Wear Gold Medals At The Olympic Village In Rome, September 6, 1960. From The Left Are: Wilbert Mcclure Of Toledo, Ohio, Light Middleweight; Cassius Clay Of Louisville, Ky, Light Heavyweight; And Edward Crook Of Fort Campbell, Ky, Middleweight

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