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Cassius Clay

Cassius Clay

LONG ISLAND, NY - MAY 17: Cassius Clay, 20 year old heavyweight contender from Louisville, Kentucky poses for the camera on May 17, 1962 in Long Island, New York. (Photo by Stanley Weston/Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER, 1962: Cassius Clay, between training sets talks on the phone at the Main Street Gym preparing for his bout against Archie Moore, October, 1962 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stanley Weston/Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER, 1962: Cassius Clay, between training sets talking to some folks at the Main Street Gym preparing for his bout against Archie Moore, October, 1962 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stanley Weston/Getty Images)

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LONG ISLAND, NY - MAY 17: Cassius Clay, 20 year old heavyweight contender from Louisville, Kentucky poses for the camera on May 17, 1962, in Long Island, New York. (Photo by Stanley Weston/Getty Images)

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LONG ISLAND, NY - MAY 17: Cassius Clay, 20 year old heavyweight contender from Louisville, Kentucky poses for the camera on May 17, 1962, in Long Island, New York. (Photo by Stanley Weston/Getty Images)

Cassius Clay

Cassius Clay

LONG ISLAND, NY - MAY 17: Cassius Clay, 20 year old heavyweight contender from Louisville, Kentucky poses for the camera on May 17, 1962 in Long Island, New York. (Photo by Stanley Weston/Getty Images)

Cassius Clay

Cassius Clay

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOV 15; Cassius Clay smiles for the camera after he kayoes Archie Moore in the 4th round on November 15, 1962 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stanley Weston/Getty Images)

Cassius Clay

Cassius Clay

LONG ISLAND, NY - MAY 17: Cassius Clay, 20 year old heavyweight contender from Louisville, Kentucky poses for the camera on May 17, 1962 in Long Island, New York. (Photo by Stanley Weston/Getty Images)

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LONG ISLAND, NY - MAY 17: Cassius Clay, 20 year old heavyweight contender from Louisville, Kentucky poses for the camera on May 17, 1962, in Long Island, New York. (Photo by Stanley Weston/Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER, 1962: Cassius Clay, between training sets at the Main Street Gym preparing for his bout against Archie Moore, October, 1962 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stanley Weston/Getty Images)

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LONG ISLAND, NY - MAY 17: Cassius Clay, 20 year old heavyweight contender from Louisville, Kentucky poses for the camera on May 17, 1962, in Long Island, New York. (Photo by Stanley Weston/Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 15: Muhammad Ali has his hand raised to signify the win aginst Archie Moore during the fight at the Sports Arena on November 15, 1962 in Los Angeles, California. Cassius Clay won by TKO at 1:35 in round 4 of 12. (Photo by Stanley Weston/Getty Images)

Cassius Clay

Cassius Clay

LONG ISLAND, NY - MAY 17: Cassius Clay, 20 year old heavyweight contender from Louisville, Kentucky poses for the camera on May 17, 1962 in Long Island, New York. (Photo by Stanley Weston/Getty Images)

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Cassius Clay

LONG ISLAND, NY - MAY 17: Cassius Clay, 20 year old heavyweight contender from Louisville, Kentucky poses for the camera on May 17, 1962 in Long Island, New York. (Photo by Stanley Weston/Getty Images)

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Cassius Clay

LONG ISLAND, NY - MAY 17: Cassius Clay, 20 year old heavyweight contender from Louisville, Kentucky poses for the camera on May 17, 1962 in Long Island, New York. (Photo by Stanley Weston/Getty Images)

Cassius Clay

Cassius Clay

LONG ISLAND, NY - MAY 17: Cassius Clay, 20 year old heavyweight contender from Louisville, Kentucky poses for the camera on May 17, 1962 in Long Island, New York. (Photo by Stanley Weston/Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 15: Cassius Clay (L) and Archie Moore during the fight at the Sports Arena on November 15, 1962 in Los Angeles, California. Cassius Clay won by TKO at 1:35 in round 4 of 12. (Photo by Stanley Weston/Getty Images)

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MIAMI BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 25: Sonny Liston (L) in action lands a left jab vs Cassius Clay at the Convention Center in Miami Beach, Florida, February 25, 1964. Cassius Clay won the World Heavyweight Title by RTD in round 6 of 15. (Photo by Stanley Weston/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 13: Cassius Clay celebrates his win, throwing his arms up in the air after winning the decision vs Doug Jones during their heavyweight bout at Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, March 13, 1963. (Photo by Stanley Weston/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 13: Cassius Clay celebrates his win, throwing his arms up in the air after winning the decision vs Doug Jones during their heavyweight bout at Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, March 13, 1963. (Photo by Stanley Weston/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 13: Cassius Clay greets the press after his TKO win vs. Doug Jones during their heavyweight bout at Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, March 13, 1963. (Photo by Stanley Weston/Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 15: Cassius Clay (L) celebrates his win with friends after his TKO win against Archie Moore at the Sports Arena on November 15, 1962 in Los Angeles, California. Cassius Clay won by TKO at 1:35 in round 4 of 12. (Photo by Stanley Weston/Getty Images)

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MIAMI BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 25: Cassius Clay (left) and Sonny Liston exchange blows during their bout at the Convention Center in Miami Beach, Florida, February 25, 1964. Cassius Clay won the World Heavyweight Title by RTD in round 6 of 15. (Photo by Stanley Weston/Getty Images)

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MIAMI BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 25: Cassius Clay reacts to the press after winning the World Heavyweight Title by RTD in round 6 of 15, against Sonny Liston at the Convention Center in Miami Beach, Florida, February 25, 1964. (Photo by Stanley Weston/Getty Images)

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MIAMI BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 25: Cassius Clay (right) yells during his press converance at the Convention Center in Miami Beach, Florida, February 25, 1964. Cassius Clay won the World Heavyweight Title by RTD in round 6 of 15. (Photo by Stanley Weston/Getty Images)

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MIAMI BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 25: Cassius Clay makes a face for the camera while talking to the press after winning the fight against Sonny Liston at the Convention Center in Miami Beach, Florida, February 25, 1964. Cassius Clay won the World Heavyweight Title by RTD in round 6 of 15. (Photo by Stanley Weston/Getty Images)

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MIAMI BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 25: Cassius Clay yells at Sonny Liston during their bout at the Convention Center in Miami Beach, Florida, February 25, 1964. Cassius Clay won the World Heavyweight Title by RTD in round 6 of 15. (Photo by Stanley Weston/Getty Images)

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MIAMI BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 25: Cassius Clay (left) moves in on Sonny Liston during their bout at the Convention Center in Miami Beach, Florida, February 25, 1964. Cassius Clay won the World Heavyweight Title by RTD in round 6 of 15. (Photo by Stanley Weston/Getty Images)

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MIAMI BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 25: Cassius Clay is in the middle of a right handed power punch to Sonny Liston at the Convention Center in Miami Beach, Florida, February 25, 1964. Cassius Clay won the World Heavyweight Title by RTD in round 6 of 15. (Photo by Stanley Weston/Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER, 1962: Cassius Clay, between training sets at the Main Street Gym preparing for his bout against Archie Moore, October, 1962 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stanley Weston/Getty Images)

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Cassius Clay

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 1962: Cassius Clay, unloads on a punching bag at the Main Street Gym training for his bout against Archie Moore, in Los Angeles, California in October 1962. (Photo by Stanley Weston/Getty Images)

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Cassius Clay

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 1962: Cassius Clay, is jumping rope, training, at the Main Street Gym for his bout against Archie Moore, in Los Angeles, California in October 1962. (Photo by Stanley Weston/Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER, 1962: Cassius Clay, doing some foot work in the ring at the Main Street Gym preparing for his bout against Archie Moore, October, 1962 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stanley Weston/Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER, 1962: Cassius Clay, between training sets at the Main Street Gym preparing for his bout against Archie Moore, October, 1962 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stanley Weston/Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 1962: Cassius Clay, is doing situps at the Main Street Gym, training for his bout against Archie Moore, in Los Angeles, California in October 1962. (Photo by Stanley Weston/Getty Images)

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Cassius Clay

CHICAGO, IL - FEBUARY 22, 1965: Cassius Clay sits with his daughter after training for his title defense against Sonny Liston in Chicago, Illinois on Febuary 22, 1965. (Photo by Stanley Weston/Getty Images)

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CHICAGO IL - FEBRUARY 19: Muhammad Ali, better known as Cassius Clay, talks to the press after his first workout since a hernia operation forced the postponement of his heavyweight title bout with ex-champ Sonny Liston. Seated next to Ali (or Clay) is Stepin Fetchit, the former movie actor who Clay called his 'secret strategist' in Chicago, Illinois on Febuary 19, 1965. (Photo by Stanley Weston/Getty Images)

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MIAMI BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 25: Cassius Clay celebrates his win against Sonny Liston, becoming the World Heavyweight Champion by RTD in round 6 of 15 at the Convention Center in Miami Beach, Florida, February 25, 1964. (Photo by Stanley Weston/Getty Images)

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MIAMI BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 25: Sonny Liston (right) throws a right punch to the body of Cassius Clay that misses, during their bout at the Convention Center in Miami Beach, Florida, February 25, 1964. Cassius Clay won the World Heavyweight Title by RTD in round 6 of 15. (Photo by Stanley Weston/Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 15: Cassius Clay (R) throws a left punch to Archie Moore during the fight at the Sports Arena on November 15, 1962 in Los Angeles, California. Cassius Clay won by TKO at 1:35 in round 4 of 12. (Photo by Stanley Weston/Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 15: Cassius Clay (L) throws a left punch to Archie Moore who ducks below the punch, during the fight at the Sports Arena on November 15, 1962 in Los Angeles, California. Cassius Clay won by TKO at 1:35 in round 4 of 12. (Photo by Stanley Weston/Getty Images)

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MIAMI BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 25: Cassius Clay (left) moves to land a punch against Sonny Liston at the Convention Center in Miami Beach, Florida, February 25, 1964. Cassius Clay won the World Heavyweight Title by RTD in round 6 of 15. (Photo by Stanley Weston/Getty Images)

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MIAMI BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 25: Sonny Liston (L) throws a punch against Cassius Clay who slipps the punch during their bout at the Convention Center in Miami Beach, Florida, February 25, 1964. Cassius Clay won the World Heavyweight Title by RTD in round 6 of 15. (Photo by Stanley Weston/Getty Images)

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MIAMI BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 25: Cassius Clay reacts after winning the fight against Sonny Liston at the Convention Center in Miami Beach, Florida, February 25, 1964. Cassius Clay won the World Heavyweight Title by RTD in round 6 of 15. (Photo by Stanley Weston/Getty Images)

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MIAMI BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 25: Cassius Clay reacts after winning the fight against Sonny Liston at the Convention Center in Miami Beach, Florida, February 25, 1964. Cassius Clay won the World Heavyweight Title by RTD in round 6 of 15. (Photo by Stanley Weston/Getty Images)