22 Classic Photos of Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali training Miami 1971
Muhammad Ali during a training session at Chris Dundee's 5th Street gym in Miami Beach in 1971. Chris Smith—Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Cassius Clay Muhammad Ali young
Cassius Clay, who would change his name to Muhammad Ali, at 12 years old.Bettman—Corbis
Cassius Clay Muhammad Ali Olympic boxing team
Members of the U.S. Olympic boxing team gather for a group photo. From left: Nicholas Spanakos, 22, featherweight; Jerry Armstrong, 24, bantamweight; Humberto Barrera, 18, flyweight; Edward Crook, 31, light middleweight; Quincy Daniels, 19, light welterweight; Harry Campbell, 22, light middleweight, and Cassius Clay, 18, light heavyweight.Bettmann/Corbis
Cassius Clay Muhammad Ali Olympic medal winners 1960
The winners of the 1960 Olympic medals for light heavyweight boxing on the winners' podium in Rome: Cassius Clay (center), gold; Zbigniew Pietrzykowski of Poland (right), silver; and Giulio Saraudi (Italy) and Anthony Madigan (Australia), joint bronze.Central Press/Getty Images
Cassius Clay Muhammad Ali Louisville Kentucky 1963
Clay, soon to be known as Muhammad Ali, bicycles near his parents' house in Louisville, Ky., circa 1963. Steve Schapiro—Corbis
Muhammad Ali mother Odessa father family Louisville Kentucky 1965
Ali is pictured with his mother, Odessa, and his Father Cassius and brother Rudolph in the background at his family home in Louisville, Ky., circa 1965.Pictorial Press Ltd/Alamy
Muhammad Ali fight Louisville Kentucky 1961
Ali talks to admirers and relatives in the basement of an arena before a fight on Oct. 7, 1961, in Louisville, Ky.Art Shay—Polaris
Muhammad Ali Piccadilly Hotel London 1966
Ali arrives at the Piccadilly Hotel in London, circa 1966.Daily Mail/Rex/Alamy
Muhammad Ali draft dodging 1967
Ali leaves a federal court in Houston after a jury found him guilty on charges of refusing to be inducted into the U.S. armed forces on June 20, 1967. Ali contended that he was a Nation of Islam minister and not subject to the draft.Bettmann/Corbis
Muhammad Ali Vietnam anti-war protest Los Angeles 1967
Ali peers around a 'Stop World War III' picket sign before addressing an anti-war group that had assembled to protest the Vietnam War on June 23, 1967 in Los Angeles. The group of thousands staged a march to the Century Plaza Hotel where President Johnson was being honored which ended in a bloody battle with the police.Bettmann/Corbis
Muhammad Ali Belinda Boyd Maryum twins Jamillah Rasheda 1971
Muhammad Ali with his second wife, Belinda Boyd, and their children, daughter Maryum and twins Jamillah and Rasheda, in 1971.A.F. Archive/Alamy
Muhammad Ali Joe Frazier Fight Century 1971
Ali speaks to the press during a pre-fight weigh-in at Madison Square Garden in New York City in March 1971 ahead of what would become known as The Fight of the Century where Ali would go 15 rounds with champion Joe Frazier.John Shearer—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images
Muhammad Ali Joe Frazier Thrilla Manila 1975
Four years later in October 1975, Ali and Frazier would face off for a third and final time in the Philippines in the fight that became known as "Thrilla in Manila".Lawrence Schiller—Getty Images
Muhammad Ali Joe Frazier Thrilla Manila 1975
Ali defeated Joe Frazier once more in the "Thrilla In Manila". This fight surpassed their earlier bouts, and became one of the most well-known heavyweight fights ever.Nick Wheeler—SIPA USA
Muhammed Ali Parkinsons Disease 1984
Ali was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1984. He is pictured here at a hospital in New York City on Sept. 21, 1984, following four days of tests. Ali said, "I'm always tired," following his diagnosis.Mario Cabrera—AP
Muhammad Ali Beirut 1985 hostages
Ali traveled to Beirut in February 1985 to help secure the release of Westerners held hostage by extremists. Francoise De Mulder—Roger Viollet/Getty Images
Muhammad Ali Medal Freedom 1986
Muhammad Ali receives Medal of Freedom Award on Oct. 27, 1986.Allan Tannenbaum—Polaris
Muhammad Ali Bill Clinton Hillary White House
The former First Family poses for a photo with Muhammad Ali at the White House Millennium Dinner on Dec. 31, 1999. JJ Arnold—Polaris
Muhammad Ali praying Berrien Springs Michigan 1996
Muhammad Ali prays on a gazebo at his farm in Berrien Springs, Mich., on Sept. 10, 1996.Walter Iooss Jr.—Sports Illustrated/Getty Images
Muhammad Ali Michael J. Fox Senate Parkinsons Disease
Muhammad Ali and actor Michael J. Fox before the start of a Senate subcommittee on Labor, Health, Human Services and Education hearing on Parkinson's Disease on Capitol Hill in Washington on May 22, 2002.Kenneth Lambert—AP
Muhammad Ali Laila 2005
Ali's daughter Laila won the WBC/WIBA Super Middleweight Championship Bout with a 3 round TKO against Erin Toughill in Washington on June 11, 2005.Olivier Douliery—ABACAUSA
Muhammed Ali Davos 2006
Muhammad Ali at the Crystal Award ceremony at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Jan. 28, 2006.Andreas Meier—Reuters/Corbis

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