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Lot # 17: 1966 Muhammad Ali v. Henry Cooper, "The Bloodiest Match in Ali's Career" Incredible Action Photo

Category: Boxing

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 24 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "May Collectors Auction 2024",
which ran from 4/27/2024 8:00 PM to
5/11/2024 8:00 PM

1966 Exceptional action photograph of Muhammad Ali battering his challenger Henry Cooper. While their first bout in 1963 had been close, with Cooper even knocking Ali down, this one was a bloodbath as Ali had landed a blow to the eye of Cooper that led to him bleeding profusely. The most violent fight of Ali's career, this is an absolute work of boxing history that could be in a museum or gallery. Directly from a London archive and offered here for the first time ever, the photo is a rarity in the United States and this one was found in the original United Press envelope (scanned for provenance). A perfect 10//10 that is among the greatest images of any Ali fight we have ever seen!

Size: 8x10
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 5/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 10/10

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