MUHAMMAD "THE GREATEST" ALI - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: LEON SPINKS - HFSID 261515
Sale Price $1,190.00
MUHAMMAD ALI and LEON SPINKS
Black and white photograph of a large punching bag that has been signed by both boxers
Photograph signed: "Muhammad Ali" and "Leon Spinks" B/w, 8x10 overall, image 6x9 (one surface). Photograph of a large punching bag. On February 15, 1978, Spinks shocked the sports world by winning a 15-round decision over Ali in Las Vegas. Ali won the August 15, 1978 rematch in New Orleans in a 15-round decision. On Feb. 25, 1964, MUHAMMAD ALI (1942-2016), born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr, knocked out champion Sonny Liston in the seventh round in Miami Beach to win the World Heavyweight title. He was stripped of his title in 1967 for refusing military service. On Oct. 30, 1974, Ali KO'd George Foreman in the eighth round in Zaire to regain the title. Leon Spinks became champ when he won a 15-round decision over Ali on Feb. 15, 1978 in Las Vegas but lost a rematch with Ali in New Orleans in another 15-round decision on Sept. 15, 1978. Ali retired as World Heavyweight Champion in 1979. He is the only three-time World Heavyweight Champion. LEON SPINKS (1953-2021), who won a gold medal in the light heavyweight division at the 1976 Olympics. Spinks' brother, Michael, won the heavyweight title in 1983. They are the only brothers to have held world titles. Leon Spinks retired with a record of 26-17-3, but that record is misleading. Most of the losses came near the end of his career. Slight crease at upper-right blank margin. Otherwise, fine condition.
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