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A fantastic vintage wire photo by United Press International. Cassius Clay in the height of his form - photo was taken just one year before he would change his name to Muhammad Ali. This ideal action shot is timed perfectly, just after Clay landed a fierce right hook. Jones’ head is snapped back with his hands helplessly flailing in the air, while sweat flies off his head. From March 13, 1963 at Madison Square Garden, this was a controversial 10-round victory by way of unanimous decision in favor of Cassius Clay. Many feel that the decision should have gone the other way. The fans actually booed Clay and cheered Jones, who was successful in hurting Clay early and often, giving The Greatest the fight of his life. This was by far the toughest pre-championship fight for Cassius Clay, who was yet undefeated. Clay was also highly touted as an Olympic gold medallist. Photo is in Excellent condition.
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