Artist of the Month

Artist of The Month November 2014 – Muhammad Ali

To mark the 40th anniversary of the “Rumble in The Jungle” Presley Collectibles has named Muhammad Ali their artist of the month. We are also offering a 15% discount on all hand signed Ali memorabilia, just use code ALI15 during the month of November.

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Muhammad Ali (born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr.; January 17, 1942) is an American former professional boxer, philanthropist and social activist. Considered a cultural icon, Ali has both been idolized and vilified. Originally known as Cassius Clay, Ali changed his name after joining the Nation of Islam in 1964, subsequently converting to Sunni Islam in 1975, and more recently practicing Sufism. In 1967, three years after Ali had won the World Heavyweight Championship, he was publicly vilified for his refusal to be conscripted into the U.S. military, based on his religious beliefs and opposition to the Vietnam War. Ali stated, “I ain’t got no quarrel with themViet Cong… No Viet Cong ever called me nigger” – one of the more telling remarks of the era.

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October 30th marks the 40th anniversary of the day that Muhammad Ali and George Foreman took part in a contest that would go on to be perhaps the most memorable fight in history – the Rumble in the Jungle.

Just nine months after avenging defeat to Joe Frazier by beating him in a unanimous decision in Madison Square Garden, Ali headed to Kinshasa, Zaire (modern day Congo), where he met Foreman – a man very much viewed as a heavy favourite – and put on the sort of resilient performance that would guarantee him a place in the pantheon of boxing.

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