Muhammad Ali / Part Two

By David Martinez / Boxing Historian

In the second installment of my six in a series, I will answer a question that is most often asked of me, with regards to Muhammad Ali 다운로드. That question is which – when was Ali at the height of his career?

First of all, I must say that it has been a blessing to witness the greatest heavyweight champion of this era fight throughout his career (1960- 1981) 원더 한글자막 다운로드. In my opinion, Ali was at his pinnacle from a stretch after the 1st Floyd Patterson ( November 1965) to his final defense against Zora Folley (March 1967) before he was stripped of the heavyweight title 다운로드.

During those years he defeated, in order: defeated Floyd Patterson, George Chuvalo, Henry Cooper, Brian London, Karl Mildenberger, Cleveland Williams, Ernie Terrell and Zora Folley with the Williams fight being his finest performance.

Boxing fans will never know just how great Ali could have been, considering he spent three and a half years, while still in his prime, in exile from the sport (April 1967-September 1970). I would be one to speculate that those would have been his best years as a professional.

Later in his career came the Frazier, Norton, Foreman, Lyle, Bugner, Shavers, Spinks fights. Ali, despite being past his prime, certainly made many of those encounters, as we say in boxing – “super fights!” Two of his three meetings with Joe Frazier were labeled as simply as: “Fight of the Century” (March 1971) and “Ali’s greatest fight ever” (September 1975).

In each of my six part series, it is my pleasure to share with you ten new Muhammad Ali photos from my private collection.

Ali t-shirt collage

Ali with the Beatles
(John, George, Paul, Ringo)
Miami / January 1964

Muhammad Ali
Pop Corn Bag

Sports Illustrated Magazine
dated: April 11, 1966
Ali vs. Chuvalo

Clay vs. Liston
May 25, 1966

Muhammad Ali
wrist watch

Muhammad Ali poster
“Float Like A Butterfly Sting Like A Bee”

the “People’s Choice” robe
gift from Elvis Presley
(photo taken April 1982)

Ali vs. Cooper
May 21, 1966

Cassius Clay (far right)
with 1960 Olympic Team