Cassius Clay - Signed & framed photo presentation - An Affordable Gift or Investment XXX - Out of Stock - XXX

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The presentation originates from a private collector and it is assumed the photo was signed many years. Originally known as Cassius Clay, Ali changed his name after joining the Nation of Islam in 1964, subsequently converting to Islam in 1975. Ali refused to be conscripted into the U.S. military, based on his religious beliefs and opposition to the Vietnam War. He was arrested and found guilty on draft evasion charges, stripped of his boxing title, and his boxing license was suspended. Nicknamed "The Greatest", Ali was involved in several historic boxing matches. Notable among these are three with rival Joe Frazier and one with George Foreman whom he beat by knockout to win the world heavyweight title for the second time. He suffered only five losses, with no draws in his career, while amassing 56 wins (37 knockouts and 19 decisions). It is framed in a stunning brush gold surround with dual mounts and an inset plaque, measuring a large and impressive 72cm by 57cm. A truly rare and highly collectable item of Ali memorabilia that represents a great investment for the future.
This rare, one-off presentation pays tribute to one of the greatest sportsman in history, Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) three times World Heavyweight Champion and considered to be one of the greatest heavy weight champions of all time. The photo is of a young Ali, arms aloft celebrating after a win. Unusually it is sign with only his former name, Cassius Clay, which he only did in the early years.
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