CLAY, CASSIUS 1960 OLYMPIC WIRE PHOTO (POSING WITH GOLD MEDALISTS)

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Muhammad Ali was born on January 17, 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky. He won the World Heavyweight Title from Sonny Liston on February 25, 1964. He announced his retirement in February of 1970 but was back in the ring later that October. He won the NABF Heavyweight Title On July 26, 1971 in a bout with Jimmy Ellis. He regained the World Heavyweight Title when he fought George Foreman in Zaire on October 30, 1974. He retired after losing to Trevor Berbick on December 11, 1981 with a final record of 56-5 with 37 KO's. Prior to turning professional in 1960 Cassius Clay competed in the 1960 Rome Summer Olympic Games and won a gold medal as a light heavyweight. Offered here is a scarce original wire photograph of Cassius Clay posing with U.S.A. 1960 Olympic Team gold medalists. In addition to Cassius Clay also pictured are, Eddie Cook (middleweight boxer), Carolyn Schuler (100 meter butterfly swimming), Lynne Burke (100 meter backstroke swimming), Willie McClure (light middleweight boxer), Christine Von Saltza (400 meter freestyle swimming) and Gary Tobian (springboard diving). Dated September 8, 1960 at New York's Idlewild Airport.
This is an original United Press International wire photo with original caption on back. Bold, clear image. Clean front and back. Not creased or torn. 7" x 9."

Size: 7 x 9

Condition: excellent