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Cassius Clay at the Pan-American Games

Cassius Clay at the Pan-American Games | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
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.  Both were 17 years old, Johnson earned a split decision. It was Clay's first loss in 37 fights.
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. Both were 17 years old, Johnson earned a split decision. It was Clay's first loss in 37 fights.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:10122
Creation Date:1959-04-30  
Creator Name:Vinje, Arthur M., 1888-1972
City:Madison
County:Dane
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Vinje, Arthur M. : Photographs and Negatives-
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:negative, original
Original Format Number:M2003-042
Original Dimensions:35mm
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
Uniforms
University of Wisconsin
African Americans
Indoor photography
Men
Boxing
Sports facilities

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