Artist of The Month January 2018 – Muhammad Ali.
Muhammad Ali was born on January 17, 1942, in Louisville, Kentucky, to Cassius Marcellus Clay, Sr and Odessa O’Grady. He was the eldest of the two sons of this couple. His father earned a living by painting billboards and signs. Interestingly, it was a Louisville police officer who changed the fate of young Clay. The latter was enraged at a thief who robbed his bicycle and told police officer, Joe Martin that he wished to whip the robber. It was then that Martin suggested him to learn boxing first.
Muhammad Ali Hand Signed Everlast Boxing Gloves in 3D Frame
Nicknamed ‘The Greatest’, Muhammad Ali was one of the legends in the sport of professional boxing. At 6 feet 3 inches, he was an imposing figure in the ring, known for his swift footwork, and powerful jab. What distinguish him from his contemporaries are the values that he has been upholding all through his life. An arch believer of religious freedom and racial justice, Ali had converted to Islam and with that even changed his name from the former identity, Cassius Marcellus Clay.
Muhammad Ali: Hand Signed “Boxing International” Magazine March 1975
One of the most recognized sports figures of the past 100 years, he created ripples in the arena of professional boxing at the tender age of 22, by knocking out the then heavyweight champion Sonny Liston. From then, there was no looking back for this powerful fighter who knocked off each of his opponents to bag the titles. Throughout his career, Ali recorded 56 wins of which 37 came in knockout and 5 losses.
Muhammad Ali hand signed religous pamphlet
The most historic matches were against Liston, Joe Frazier and George Foreman. He became the first and only three-time lineal World Heavyweight Champion. Interestingly, apart from being powerful and dominating, Ali was extremely vocal as well and started the ritual of throwing remarks at his opponent much before the brawl.
Muhammed Ali: Hand Signed “The Ring” Magazine June 1980
He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1984. The disease was mainly a result of the head injuries he received during boxing. He died of respiratory complications on June 3, 2016, in Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S, at the age of 74.
To celebrate his life Presley Collectibles has named their Artist of The Month January 2018 – Muhammad Ali and are offering all our customers a 15% discount on all our genuine Muhammad Ali memorabilia during January. Use the code ALI15 at the checkout. Terms and conditions apply.