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Cassius Clay at the Pan-American Games



Cassius Clay at the Pan-American Games
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Title: Cassius Clay at the Pan-American Games
Description: Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr., who later changed his name to Muhammad Ali, (white trunks) fighting Amos Johnson in the 178 pound final of the Pan-American Games boxing trials at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Field House.

Image ID: 10122
Creation
Date:
April 30, 1959 
Creator
Name:
Vinje, Arthur M., 1888-1972
City, State: Madison, Wisconsin
Collection
Name:
Vinje, Arthur M. : Photographs and Negatives
Genre: Photograph
Additional
Information:
Clay won 36 straight fights before losing to Johnson. Clay later became heavyweight champion of the world in 1964 and, soon thereafter, changed his name to Muhammad Ali. He held the heavyweight title three different times.
Subjects: Sports facilities
Uniforms
Boxing
University of Wisconsin
African Americans
Men
 

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