"The Ring" Magazine-December 1976-66 pages.............. PLEASE NOTE--WHILE ALI OCCASIONALLY SIGNED HIS GIVEN NAME FOR COLLECTORS--EVEN UP TO THE 1980's and 1990's, HIS PREFERENCE WAS TO SIGN HIS FULL NAME WHEN ASKED BY FANS.......This vintage boxing magazine-which originally sold for $1.00 features a color cover of Muhammad Ali plus an article with photos. Muhammad Ali (born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.)(January 17, 1942 June 3, 2016) was an American professional boxer and activist. He was widely regarded as one of the most significant and celebrated sports figures of the 20th century. From early in his career, Ali was known as an inspiring, controversial, and polarizing figure both inside and outside the ring. Cassius Clay was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, and began training as an amateur boxer when he was 12 years old. At age 18, he won a gold medal in the light heavyweight division at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, after which he turned professional later that year. At age 22 in 1964, he won the WBA, WBC and lineal heavyweight titles from Sonny Liston in an upset. Clay then converted to Islam and changed his name from Cassius Clay, which he called his "slave name", to Muhammad Ali. He set an example of racial pride for African Americans and resistance to white domination during the 1960s Civil Rights Movement.The magazine has been autographed on the front cover by Muhammad Ali................BOTH MAGAZINE AND AUTOGRAPH ARE IN VERY GOOD CONDITION.
HeadlineMuhammad Ali "The Ring" Boxing Magazine 1976 Signed Autograph Color Cover