Muhammad Ali: A life in pictures

Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston

In this May 25, 1965 file photo, heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali stands over fallen challenger Sonny Liston, shortly after dropping Liston with a short hard right to the jaw in Lewiston, Maine. In 1964 he dropped the name Cassius Clay and adopted his Muslim name. (AP Photo/John Rooney).

Ali fights Liston in Miami

In this Feb. 25, 1964 file photo, Cassius Clay, left, who later became Muhammad Ali, fights Sonny Liston during their heavyweight title match in Miami Beach, Fla. They met as the nation was on the eve of massive change. Still deep in mourning over the assassination of President John F. Kennedy just three months earlier, the country would be rocked by race riots in major cities in the long, hot summer ahead. Civil rights activism was gearing up, the conflict in Vietnam was moving into U.S. headlines, there was new music in the air. (AP Photo) 

Muhammad Ali fights Jerry Quarry

Muhammad Ali fights Jerry Quarry. (Associated Press)

Muhammad Ali 1975

Muhammad Ali connects with a right in the ninth round of his title fight against Joe Frazier in Manila, in 1975. (AP)

Ali and Dr King

Muhammad Ali meets Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (AP)

Muhammad Ali in the ring

Muhammad Ali in the ring. (AP)

Ali's weigh-in

Heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali is momentarily displeased after weigh-in ceremony, May 25, 1965 in Lewiston, Maine, arena. (AP)

Ali in 1967

Muhammad Ali, pictured during a recess in his 1967 trial for refusing the draft. (AP)

Ali and Foreman

Muhammad Ali watches as defending world champion George Foreman goes down to the canvas in the eighth round of their championship bout in Kinshasa, Zaire, in 1974. (AP)

Ali at The Garden

Muhammad Ali at Madison Square Garden. (AP)

Larry Holmes and Ali

Muhammad Ali fights Larry Holmes at Caesar's in Las Vegas.

Muhammad Ali in a fight

Muhammad Ali in a fight (AP).

Reagan and Ali

Muhammad Ali has some fun with President Ronald Reagan (Ronald Reagan Presidential Library)

Ali and Clinton

President Bill Clinton walks with Muhammad Ali. (AP)

Ali and George W Bush

Muhammad Ali received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President George W. Bush. (AP)

Muhammad Ali on the red carpet

Muhammad Ali on the red carpet. (AP)

Ali honored

Retired boxing champion Muhammad Ali, center, receives the Liberty Medal from his daughter Laila Ali with his wife Lonnie Ali at his left during a ceremony at the National Constitution Center, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012. (AP)

Ali and Trump

Muhammad Ali meets New York businessman Donald Trump (AP).

Shaq and Ali

Basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal meets boxing legend Muhammad Ali. (AP)


Perspiration beads the face of world heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali shown in training for his May 25, 1965 fight with Sonny Liston. (AP)

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali is shown. (AP)

Muhammad Ali: A life in pictures

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