Above is the sun. This the perfect image of pure style, everything is there. Muhammad Ali gives a lesson in style for all sports. Umbrella, three piece suit and old-school Oxford boots form the perfect cockail of style and his hat, up “The People’s Champion” at the top of fashion. We are in the 1960’s…
“I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was”. Lot of people know the American former boxer Cassius Clay alias Muhammad Ali who won at the age of 22 his first World heavyweight Championship from Sonny Liston (youngest World Champion in history). He’s considerated as the greatest boxer in all-time. He fought 61 times in his carrer for a total of 56 victories and 5 defeats.
This photograph is one of the most famous of Muhammad fighting. It was against Sonny Liston for his first World Champion title on the 25th May 1965.
Precocious genius, Ali won the light heavyweight Olympic gold medal at the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome at the age of 18. He was involved in several historic boxing game, including them against Joe Frazier or George Foreman. “The Louisville Lip” is famous for his catchphrase that resonates for eternity “float like a butterfly, sting a bee“. Pretentious? Maybe but so true… Look at this :