Muhammad Ali, through the lens of Stars and Stripes photographers

Muhammad Ali, at a September, 1976 New York City press conference promoting "The Greatest," a movie about his life in which he portrays himself. "I predict this is going to be the greatest movie of all time," Ali noted in characteristic fashion. "After all, I am the most famous person in the world ... I'm telling you, Charlton Heston is in trouble, Steve McQueen is in trouble, Paul Newman is in trouble, Robert Redford is in trouble. They're all in trouble now."


By STARS AND STRIPES Published: June 4, 2016

When boxing great Muhammad Ali died on June 3, 2016 at age 74, he left behind a legacy as one of the best-known and most-photographed people on the planet.

Over the years, Stars and Stripes photographers had several opportunities to take photos of Ali, from Frankfurt, West Germany, to New York City to Tokyo and Seoul.

Here are some of most memorable images our photographers compiled during the 1960s and 1970s.


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