Posters and Prints from Muhammad Ali’s Most Famous Fights

With Leicester, England-based Pyramid Posters, and Yonkers, NY based Photofile now three years into their exclusive worldwide licenses with Muhammad Ali in posters and photographs, respectively, the selection of in-print Ali posters has never been better. In this post, we’ll present the high-quality prints available for some of Ali’s greatest fights – imagine having these on your wall, your own boxing hall-of-fame!

Ali-Liston II – May 25, 1965 - Liston may have dogged the fight, but he did provide what SI deemed to be the #1 sports photograph of the 20th century when Ali implored him to rise off the mat and take his beating like a man! This print is in Pyramid’s spectacular 24″x32″ gallery print series, suitable for framing and placement in a more sophisticated setting.

Ali-Liston II (May 25, 1965) Premium Poster Print

Ali-Liston II (May 25, 1965) Premium Poster Print

Ali-Frazier I – March 8, 1971 – “The Fight of the Century” lived up to its billing, as undefeated heavyweights Ali and Joe Frazier went toe-to-toe at Madison Square Garden for 15 rounds. While Frazier clinched the decision when he put Ali on the mat in the 15th, this Photofile 20″x24″ print captures the truly balanced nature of the fight: Frazier’s raw power, against Ali’s unmatched agility and creativity.
Ali-Frazier I - March 8, 1971 - 20 x 24 Photofile Photo Print

Ali-Frazier I - March 8, 1971 - 20" x 24" Photofile Photo Print

Ali-Norton II – September 10, 1973 – Six months after a broken-jaw humiliation at the hands of Ken Norton, Ali came back for a rematch, and provided one of the grittiest, most inspirational performances of his career. This print, again from Pyramid’s gallery print collection, brings you back to that night in California with a vicious Ali roundhouse right to the head.

Ali-Norton II - September 10, 1973 - Gallery Poster Print

Ali-Norton II - September 10, 1973 - Gallery Poster Print

Ali-Foreman – October 30, 1974 – “The Rumble in the Jungle” proved to be one of the most anticipated sporting events in history, won by Ali through people-power, rope-a-dope, and mastery of the head-games against the young, powerful, angry favorite, George Foreman. This amazing print, yet again from Pyramid’s gallery series, features the work of photographer Ken regan, who captured perfectly the moment of impact of Ali’s 8th-round right that put George down in defeat.

Ali-Foreman Rumble in the Jungle Knockout Punch - October 30, 1974

Ali-Foreman "Rumble in the Jungle" Knockout Punch - October 30, 1974

Ali-Frazier II – October 1, 1975 – “The Thrilla in Manila” ends after 14 punishing rounds, when an exhausted and wounded Joe couldn’t answer the bell for the 15th. This brilliant poster – published not by Pyramid or Photofile, but Rosensteil’s Fine Art – truly brings home the brutality of that fight with this late-round classic black-and-white photograph of Frazier ducking under an Ali right.

Ali-Frazier II - October 1, 1975 - The Thrilla in Manila Poster Print

Ali-Frazier II - October 1, 1975 - The Thrilla in Manila Poster Print

Ali-Norton III – September 28. 1976 – Yankee Stadium, NY - In the final big-time performance of his career, Ali outlasted Norton and won a split decision that thrilled the massive stadium crowd. This amazing Photofile 20″x24″ print is in living color, and captures the scene to perfection.

Ali-Norton III - September 28, 1976, Yankee Stadium - Photofile 20x24 Print

Ali-Norton III – September 28, 1976, Yankee Stadium – Photofile 20×24 Print
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3 Comments on “Posters and Prints from Muhammad Ali’s Most Famous Fights”

  1. Movieposters Says:

    What great photos. I just crease when I look at some of them…ha ha. Muhammad Ali’ what a legend.

  2. Sebastiaan Says:

    I really hope to find a poster with Frazier’s famous left hook in ‘the fight of the century’

  3. Dale Says:

    Ali – Frazier II was actually a non-title fight again in Madison Square Garden. “The Thrilla in Manila” was Ali – Frazier III


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