Muhammad Ali, The Champ, 1977
© Michael Gaffney

Muhammad Ali, The Champ, 1977

By Michael Gaffney
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We were in Angelo Dundee's Fifth Street Gym in Miami shortly after Muhammad had suffered a shocking loss of the World Heavyweight Championship to Leon Spinks. The loss to Spinks rekindled the fight within the aging fighter with a burning determination to win back the belt. Champ vowed to work harder than he ever worked before and said, "I must retire Champion and not go out on my back." Seven months later, Muhammad kept his promise and beat Leon Spinks to win the World Heavyweight Championship for an unprecedented third time. His true character and legendary will to win is why he will always be known as "The Greatest." -from THE CHAMP by Michael Gaffney

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Michael Gaffney's photographs are produced to order in Oregon, please allow 2-4 weeks for delivery. Photographs are hand-signed and numbered by the photographer. Buyers will receive the next edition number unless a specific number has been confirmed in advance. Collector's will receive a certificate of authenticity upon delivery of the artwork.

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Muhammad Ali, The Champ, 1977
Muhammad Ali, The Champ, 1977