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Neil Leifer. Clay vs. Liston I - February 25, 1964

Neil Leifer.
Clay vs. Liston I

February 25, 1964

Main SR only Anker
Dec 2020

Neil Leifer. ‘Clay vs. Liston I, 1964’

Edition of 40
US$ 4,000
Edition: -
Availability: December 2020
Take your place ringside with the indubitable champion of boxing photography, Neil Leifer, as he pays tribute to the legendary Muhammad Ali in an exclusive set of fine art prints. Powerful, nuanced, and adept at finding openings others would never see: the unmistakable Leifer touch!

Clay vs. Liston I, Convention Center, Miami Beach, February 25, 1964: Heavyweight Champion Sonny Liston was used to bullying opponents in the ring, but 22-year-old Ali, then known as Cassius Clay, was too quick for him. Ali dodged Liston, cut him, and got through two rounds when something on Liston’s gloves blinded him. Ali ultimately prevailed. “It’s hard to be humble when you’re as great as I am,” he later declared. This photograph appeared on the March 9, 1964 cover of Sports Illustrated.
  • Exclusive edition of 40 copies signed by Neil Leifer
  • Signed, titled, dated, and numbered on label on verso
  • Dye-sublimation print on ChromaLuxe aluminum panel, ready to hang
  • 100 x 100 cm (39.4 x 39.4 in.)

Photo by Neil Leifer © ABG-SI LLC

The author

Native New Yorker Neil Leifer began photographing sports events as a teenager. Over 160 of his pictures have appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated and over 40 of his photographs have graced the cover of Time. He has published 17 books, and was one of two principal photographers in TASCHEN’s tribute to Muhammad Ali, GOAT—Greatest Of All Time and the illustrated edition of Norman Mailer’s The Fight.