Adventures in the Fight Racket #40


Today's Adventure: Newly-minted Heavyweight Champion Cassius Clay (aka Muhammad Ali) poses for a photo taken by one of his fans (1964)

7 comments:

pachuco hands said...

Ali's fan looks a lot like Malcolm X!

ivarz said...

that fan could be Malcolm X, looks like him...

MadHatter said...

It is .

Tom Sutpen said...

That is indeed the late El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz; who brought the then-Cassius Clay into The Nation of Islam, only to be denounced by him within months.

Fred said...

So did Cassius, I mean Muhammed, start the NOI bowtie trend?

Emrys Eustace, hygt Broom said...

Nope, Fred. Malcolm X was already known for wearing a bowtie. More like Malcolm influenced Muhammed into that fashion choice.

Eclecticity said...

So who denounced who?

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