"HE SHOOK UP THE WORLD
and became the boxer who went from the sports page to the front page.
As a young fighter he revolutionized boxing as the dancer who took the crown from
Sonny Liston; he grew up into one of the toughest heavyweights of all time,
winning the Rumble in the Jungle and the Thrilla in Manila.
As a young man he introduced the persona of the extroverted, voluble modern black athlete;
in retirement he was an exemplar of the senior sportsman as elder statesman.
Sport. Religion. Politics. Society. Fashion. Culture.
There was only one
Editor: Karl Taro Greenfeld
Cover Photograph by: Neal Barr
Back Cover Photograph by: Neil Leifer
Cover Design by: Steven Hoffman