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Muhammad Ali – “Sportsman of the Century”

Cassius Clay, "The Legend of Boxing", "The Man", fights Earnie Shavers at Madison Square Garden on 29 September 1977..

Muhammad Ali, as he's now known, is the self proclaimed "People's Champion". Other nicknames included, "The Greatest".. One of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time and outstanding athletes of the 20th century, Ali was named "Sportsman of the Century" by the IOC in 1999. .

Scan from original colour slide.

Featuring: Muhammad Ali, Cassius Clay. Where: New York City, New York, United States. When: 29 Sep 1977.

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