Posters and Prints from Muhammad Ali’s Most Famous Fights
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-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-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-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-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.