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Joe Frazier Vs. Muhammad Ali

Posted by on Thursday, November 1, 2018, In : Photography 








Joe Frazier knocking down Muhammad Ali in the 15th round of their 1971 encounter at Madison Square Gardens. Frazier went on to win the fight on a points decision becoming the first man to defeat Ali in the ring. 

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Muhammad Ali vs Rocky Marciano

Posted by on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, In : Photography 



Rocky Marciano fights Muhammad Ali in their so-called super fight, a mock bout in the late 1960s. The result of this and other fights like it were decided by a second-generation NCR 315 computer, packed with 5k of handmade core memory and were designed to find out who was the best heavyweight of all time.

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Muhammad Ali Talking a Vet out of Suicide

Posted by on Friday, January 12, 2018, In : Photography 



This photograph taken in 1981 shows the dramatic moment Muhammad Ali saved a suicidal Veteran of the Vietnam war. The former Heavyweight Champion shouted to the man; “I’m your brother, I want to help you” after which the man allowed Ali to approach and eventually came off the ledge.

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Kings of the Ring

Posted by on Wednesday, January 20, 2016, In : Photography 


Don King posing with two of the best fighters he ever worked with, former heavyweight champions Mike Tyson and Muhammad Ali. The picture was taken in Las Vegas before a WBA-WBC lightweight championship fight on October 29, 1988.

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Cassius Clay Vs. Tony Madigan

Posted by on Friday, January 15, 2016, In : Photography 



Cassius Clay aged 18 fighting Tony Madigan of Australia during the light heavyweight boxing semifinals at the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome.

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Muhammad Ali - Conscientious Objector

Posted by on Thursday, July 30, 2015, In : Photography 


Muhammad Ali, who was famously banned from boxing for being a conscientious objector to the Vietnam War, points to a newspaper reporting in 1966 on a 30,000 strong protest march that had recently taken place against the conflict.

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Muhammad Ali - Final Fight

Posted by on Sunday, March 1, 2015, In : Photography 


Muhammad Ali looking dejected after losing his final fight to Trevor Berbick in 1981.

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Muhammad Ali Meeting Saddam Hussein

Posted by on Thursday, July 3, 2014, In : Photography 


Muhammad Ali meeting Saddam Hussein in 1990 when the former heavyweight champion was enlisted to help negotiate the release of 15 American hostages. The ‘guests’ were held in Iraq following Saddam's invasion of Kuwait with the threat that they would be used as human shields should US forces attack strategically areas in the country. After tense negotiations, all 15 men were released without being harmed but when praised for his actions, Ali insisted all credit be given to Allah.

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The Pebble in your Shoe

Posted by on Thursday, July 3, 2014, In : Proverbs & Quotes 


 “It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out, it’s the pebble in your shoe.”

~Muhammad Ali ~
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Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson

Posted by on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, In : Gifs 


Muhammad Ali showing encouragement to Mike Tyson just before his fourth
round victory against Larry Holmes in 1988.

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Muhammad Ali Saves Suicidal Man

Posted by on Monday, March 3, 2014, In : Video 


In 1981, Muhammad Ali happened to be in the area when a Vietnam veteran was threatening to jump from the ninth floor or a building. After attempts by the police, a phycologist and a minister to talk the man down failed, Ali ran to the scene and successfully talked him out of committing suicide.
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Muhammad Ali and James Earl Jones

Posted by on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, In : Photography 


Muhammad Ali and actor James Earl Jones, who at the time was starring in the Broadway production of the Great White Hope. The play told the life story of boxing legend Jack Johnson and after watching it, Ali told Jones that if you replace the problems caused by Johnson's love for white women with Ali's religious preferences, the two great boxers had virtually the same life story.

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Muhammad Ali (1966)

Posted by on Thursday, January 23, 2014, In : Photography 


Muhammad Ali (1966) training in former World Bantamweight champion Jimmy Coulon's
gym in Chicago. Photographed by Thomas Hoepker
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The Thrilla in Manila

Posted by on Monday, April 8, 2013, In : Photography 


Muhammad Ali avoids a punch from long-time adversary Joe Frazier in their third and final fight. Known as ‘The Thrilla in Manila’, the Heavyweight Title fight was fought on October 1st and is seen by many as one of the best boxing matches of all time.


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Dance Under Those Lights

Posted by on Tuesday, August 28, 2012, In : Proverbs & Quotes 

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