Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali Personally Signed Photo Series, "Ali and Cosell", Framed - HALF PRICE!

  • Product SKU: BO349
  • Edition: Unique
  • Framed Size: 370 x 1030 (mm)
  • Signature: Personally signed by Muhammad Ali
  • Certificate of Authenticity: Yes

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Muhammad Ali and the legendary American sports commentator Howard Cosell enjoyed an enduring friendship. As shown in this great piece, Ali liked to make merry with Cossell's toupee!

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Cosell's most famous interviews were with Muhammad Ali. The verbally precocious pair developed a friendship that was strengthened by controversy. Cosell was the first sportscaster to call the heavyweight champion, originally known as Cassius Clay, by his new Muslim name. This act alone was scandalous to many Americans. In 1967 when Ali refused for religious reasons to be drafted to fight in Vietnam, Cosell was irate about the New York State Boxing Commission taking away his championship. "What the government did to this man was inhuman and illegal under the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments," he was quoted in a Washington Post obituary; "Nobody says a damned word about the professional football players who dodged the draft. But Muhammad was different; he was black and he was boastful." Some would discount the relationship between the two men by saying that Cosell knowingly rode to fame on Ali's coattails. Looking back decades later, essayist Stanley Crouch listed it among Ali's major accomplishments, asserting in Time Atlantic that "in his relationship with the Jewish sportscaster Howard Cosell, Ali realized the ongoing dream of our society—and perhaps the world—that people of different colors and religious backgrounds can disagree, taunt each other, support each other and at almost every point so purely recognize the humanity of each other that a transcendent friendship can emerge."

A magnificent "vintage" Ali signature is located on the central image.

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