Muhammad Ali, the charismatic three-time heavyweight boxing champion of the world, who declared himself “the greatest” and proved it with his fists, the force of his personality and his magnetic charisma, and who transcended the world of sports to become a symbol of the antiwar movement of the 1960s and a global ambassador for cross-cultural understanding, died June 3 at a hospital in Scottsdale, Ariz., where he was living. He was 74.
His family released a statement confirming his death. The boxer had been hospitalized with respiratory problems related to Parkinson’s disease, which had been diagnosed in the 1980s.
Mr. Ali dominated boxing in the 1960s and 1970s and held the heavyweight title three times. His fights were among the most memorable and spectacular in history, but he quickly became at least as well known for his colorful personality, his showy antics in the ring and his standing as the country’s most visible member of the Nation of Islam.
His in ring performances were history making and are talked about to this day among the sport of boxing. We obtained a bronze life size heavy cast version of him from an Italian foundry that created him some time ago which we found during our world travels. He has occupied our showroom for many years as we are fans of his great boxing career. Now we are putting him up for sale to let a new fan celebrate his life and accomplishments forever.
Contact us anytime about having him for your collection or boxing studio Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm EST at 302-738-2190 or at our location at All Classics Ltd, 66 Albe Drive, Newark, DE 19702.
We are the largest designers, manufacturers and suppliers of large and monumental, heavy cast bronze statues and school mascots in the world and never include any “artist ego” in our pricing which keeps us way more affordable than others as we always deliver what you want to create with you and your organization involved during the creation process with no surprises at all. 30 plus years in custom bronze and check us out at www.allclassics.com or www.bronze-mascot.com