You probably know Ali as a professional boxer, or even more so, as a 3-time champion. Some might even remember him as Cassius Clay. However, there was so much more to the man than his profession or name.  He symbolized independence, free speech, equality, and did so with a mean right hook. As the creator of the “Ali shuffle,” the “magic punch,” and the “rope-a-dope,” Ali’s creativity also transcended the ring, and represented the common man as a way to stand for what you believe in.

And so, when the career of ‘the greatest’ was done, he’d continue to teach us more than how to win a fight. He had a way with words and a personality like no other. Muhammad Ali passed away June 3, 2016 at the age of 74, after a 32 year bout with Parkinsons, but his legacy lives on. With his passing this year, we are left with memories of each of his fights….and memories of his words. “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. Hands can’t hit what eyes can’t see. Rumble, young man. Rumble!”

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In honor of his rhyme on words and ability to communicate, we have put together a brief poem covering generic viagra 50mg. We hope you enjoy this piece of history.

In 1960, Cassius Clay was his name, and beating Pietrzykowski for the gold started his fame. So, he became a professional boxer, and no one would stop him, not even Hunsaker or Siler.

In 1961, he was perfect! Esperti, Robinson, Fleeman, Clark, Sabedong, Johnson, Miteff, and Besmanoff left no effect.

In 1962, it began with a win over Banks, who was the first to put Clay on the floor; and ended with victories over Warner, Logan, Daniels, Lavorante, and Moore.

In 1963, there were only three fights, but didn’t fail to show that Clay was super; with wins over Powell, a tough Jones, and the brutal left hook of Cooper.

In 1964, it was his last fight as Cassius Clay, and it was a big ONE! Earning him his 1st title by beating Sonny Liston.

In 1965, a rematch versus Liston was over in the first round, and the year ended with Patterson on the ground.

In 1966, Ali put on a show; defeating Chuvalo, Cooper again, London, Mildenberger, and Williams, who didn’t land a single blow.

In 1967, it was all about Ali’s game, taunting Terrell with “What’s my name?!” and KO-ing Folley, before having his title taken away for not joining the military.

In 1970, Ali made his return to boxing with an easy and difficult bout; beating Quarry with a cut and Bonavena with a technical knockout.

In 1971, was the Fight of the Century. Ali’s undefeated winning streak ended with Frazier’s 15th round win. But he’d still go on and beat Ellis, Mathis, and Blin.

In 1972, it was the road back to being a winner; with victories over Foster, Chuvalo and Quarry again, Al Lewis, Patterson, and finally, another Foster.

In 1973, Ali defeated Bugner, before getting his jaw broken against Norton. However, Ali wasn’t one among quitters. He won the Norton rematch and defeated Lubbers.

In 1974, Muhammad Ali proved he was the greatest. He got revenge on Frazier and won the Rumble in the Jungle, beating the bigger George Foreman for his 2nd title.

In 1975, Ali went on title defense. He took down Wepner, Lyle, Bugner again, and topped it off with the Thrilla in Manila, a deciding victory over Frazier in southeast Asia.

In 1976, it was a winning spree; Coopman, Young, Dunn, and Norton again to win their best of three.

In 1977, a challenge from Evangelista was another Ali win, while a bout with Shavers was anything but a shoe-in.

In 1978, the year began with the title lost against the agile Spinks; but ended with redemption, a 3rd title, and Ali’s final victory, after he worked out the kinks.

In 1980, Muhammad Ali returned from retirement to face Holmes, the new defender. It was the beginning of the end, with Ali being the first to falter.

In 1981, against Berbick, he gave a title run one last climb, but in the end, Ali told us “it was time.”

 

Baterbys Art Gallery is home to the timeless and frozen moments of Ali’s life that will forever live in the memories and hearts of his most endearing fans. You are privileged to see the historical collection, with autographs from Ali himself, and to see the icon he was and always will be. Please use the information below for purchasing details.

 

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