New items will be added the first of the month... Prices on existing items will be reduced at the end of each month. Muhammad Ali born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. January 17, 1942 is an American.Generally considered among the greatest heavyweights in the sport's history. A controversial and even polarizing figure during his early career, Ali is today widely regarded not only for the skills he displayed in the ring but for the values he exemplified outside of it: religious freedom, racial justice and the triumph of principle over expedience. He is one of the most recognized sports figures of the past 100 years, crowned "Sportsman of the Century".
And "Sports Personality of the Century". Born Cassius Clay, at the age of 22 he won the world heavyweight championship. In 1964 from Sonny Liston.
Shortly after that bout, Ali joined the Nation of Islam. He subsequently converted to Sunni Islam. In 1975, and later to Sufism. In 1967, three years after winning the heavyweight title, Ali refused to be conscripted into the U.
Citing his religious beliefs and opposition to the Vietnam War. He was eventually arrested and found guilty on draft evasion charges and stripped of his boxing title.
He did not fight again for nearly four years-losing a time of peak performance in an athlete's career. Ali's appeal worked its way up to the U. Where in 1971 his conviction was overturned.
Ali would go on to become the first and only three-time lineal. Nicknamed "The Greatest", Ali was involved in several historic boxing. Notable among these were the first Liston fight, three with rival Joe Frazier. Considered among the greatest in boxing history, and one with George Foreman. Where he regained titles he had been stripped of seven years earlier.
Ali revolutionized the sport by the sheer power and magnetism of his personality. At a time when most fighters let their managers do the talking, Ali was articulate, witty and loquacious. He easily controlled press conferences and interviews, spoke freely and intelligently about issues unrelated to boxing and wrote rhymes that humorously denigrated his opponents and predicted the round in which they must fall. Additionally, I slip all autographed photos inside sturdy photo-protective sleeves. In most cases, using Jack Smalling's baseball address lists and other assorted address lists, I wrote to both active and retired baseball players, sending them letters, requests for signatures, and self-addressed-stamped envelopes.This is how I obtained thousands of autographs. I stand by every item I sell. All the old time autograph dealers know me and the professional authenticators will vouch for my reputation as well. I do this on a part time basis, so sometimes emails take a day. PLEASE NOTE: Most items come with certificates of authenticity from outside companies (JSA and PSA predominantly; they are the best). Sincerely, Joe Binder, Downers Grove, Illinois.
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