I harvested these photos from the ESPN site for those who may not visit that site but does visit mine. He was a man that was timeless, that no matter how he physically looked he always made you think of himself before Parkinson’s. I never met him personally but all of his speeches and little soliloquies will live on; on site’s like mine and ESPN’s as well as other sports sites.
In this case, the iconic pictures don’t tell the whole story. Get a deeper look at the life of Muhammad Ali.
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Muhammad Ali’s death on Friday made the internet flourish with the moments that made him a transcending icon. Everywhere you turned, there were videos of his greatest fights, stories, anecdotes and memories of how he affected individuals and countries alike. And, of course, the photos that you’ve seen thousands of times before. The photos that you visualize whenever someone mentions the name Ali. The knockouts. The poses. The stare-downs. Those photos speak volumes and bring back an emotional connection that remind you of the life of Ali.
But you haven’t seen anything yet. This won’t be just another photo gallery of Ali. These are the moments the world might have missed.
These are “The Greatest” photos you’ve never seen.
Muhammad Ali, then Cassius Clay, represented the United States in the 1960 Olympics in Rome. He defeated Soviet boxer Gennady Schatkov as part of his gold-medal performance.
Ali and daughter Maryum feed his 10-week-old twins, Reeshemah and Jamillah, in their Philadelphia home in 1970.
Young heavyweight fighter Ali, then Clay, is seen training at City Parks Gym in New York on Feb. 8, 1962.
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Ali, then Clay, drinks at a restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1963. James Drake/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images
On Feb. 25, 1968, Ali addresses a gathering at a black Muslim convention in Chicago. This was a tumultuous time in the country’s history, and Ali spoke for what he believed in.
Cleveland Williams is sprawled out on the canvas as referee Harry Kessler sends Ali to a neutral corner during their heavyweight bout at the Astrodome in Houston on Nov. 14, 1966. Ali would win by TKO to retain his heavyweight title.
A close-up of professional boxer Muhammad Ali sitting in a couch during his campaign for the ‘Fight of the Century’ against Joe Frazier in Miami Beach, FL in February of 1971. (Photo By John Shearer/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)
Comedian and singer Sammy Davis, Jr. gets some boxing pointers from Heavyweight Champion Cassias Clay (L) at the Majestic Theatre following Davis’s performance in Golden Bay. Earlier, Clay had signed a contract for radio rights for his upcoming fight with Sonny Liston.
Designer Calvin Klein, model Bianca Jagger and boxer Muhammad Ali attending ‘Valentino Fashion Show’ on November 20, 1982 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, New York. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, right, fakes a punch at former heavyweight champ Joe Louis during a break in Ali?s training on Sept. 23, 1976 at Kiamesha Lake, New York. Ali meets Ken Norton in a title fight on September 28 at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Ray Stubblebine)
MIAMI – MARCH 1980: Muhammad Ali trains for a comeback at 5th St Gym in 1980 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by: The Ring Magazine/Getty Images)
Ali poses in 2002 on the roof of the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, where he was staying with his family. Using the chair helped steady the hands of Ali, who suffered from Parkinson’s disease for three decades. “His hands were fascinating, punching so many opponents, so many times. The power of his fists, both literally and figuratively have left their mark in history,” said photographer Rick Chapman.