Muhammad Ali autograph for sale photo | three times world champ
Authentic Muhammad Ali autograph for sale photo | three times world champ. Photo signed in silver marker reading “Muhammad Ali, Three Times World Champ. Full item measures 14.5″ x 11”.
Muhammad Ali autograph (born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. January 17, 1942 – 3 June 2016) was an Olympic and World Champion boxer, who also had a unique personality; based on self-belief and strong religious and political convictions. In 1999, Muhammad Ali crowned “Sportsman of the Century” by Sports Illustrated. He won the World Heavyweight Boxing championship three times and won the North American Boxing Federation championship as well as an Olympic gold medal.
Standing at 6’3″ (1.91 m), Ali had a highly unorthodox style for a heavyweight boxer. Rather than the normal boxing style of carrying the hands high to defend the face, he instead relied on his quick feet and ability to avoid a punch. In Louisville, October 29, 1960, Cassius Clay won his first professional fight. He won a six-round decision over Tunney Hunsaker, who was the police chief of Fayetteville, West Virginia. Also, from 1960 to 1963, the young fighter amassed a record of 19-0, with 15 knockouts. He defeated such boxers as Tony Esperti, Jim Robinson, Donnie Fleeman, Alonzo Johnson, George Logan, Willi Besmanoff; Lamar Clark (who had won his previous 40 bouts by knockout), Doug Jones, and Henry Cooper.
Among Clay’s victories were versus Sonny Banks (who knocked him down during the bout), Alejandro Lavorante, and the aged Archie Moore (a boxing legend who had fought over 200 previous fights, and who had been Clay’s trainer prior to Angelo Dundee).
Ali died on 3 June 2016, from a respiratory illness, a condition complicated by Parkinson’s disease.