Don King, on Mike Tyson

"Why would anyone expect him to come out smarter?
He went to prison, not to Princeton."

"To me, boxing is like a ballet, except there's no music
and the dancers hit each other."

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Soul stirrers Cassius Clay, left, and Sam Cooke, New York, March 1964

"Stuff you'd never see" - behind-the-scenes shots by Columbia Records' official 

 Soul man Sam Cooke, with stirrers Cassius Clay, New York City, March 1964.

Soul stirrers Cassius Clay, left, and Sam Cooke, New York, March 1964

 Boxer Cassius Clay with soul man Sam Cooke, New York City, March 1964
Don Hunstein © 2013 Sony Music Entertainment

 Print not shown here: but nice description.......

Muhammad Ali a.k.a. Cassius Clay, NYC, 1963
Along with the braggadocio of his boasts and rhymes, Cassius Clay brought a balletic elegance to the boxing ring. "Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee," was how he described his moves. 
Muhammad Ali's simultaneous defiance of gravity and convention, coupled with his invisible right and left hooks and relentless taunts gave credence to his claim, "I Am The Greatest!" On his Columbia Records album, Cassius Clay laid out, in graphic detail, a blow-by-blow description of his future bout with Sonny Liston. The album climaxed with "Round 8: The Knockout." In this photographic portrait, by Hank Parker, of Cassius Clay in formal black tails in August 1963, the future champ holds out a defiant and prescient 8 fingers, a reminder to the world that "knockout n 8" rhymes with "I Am The Greatest!"
Sizes: 16x20 20x24 30X40   Color: Black and White   Type: Archival Digital Print   Edition of: Limited Edition

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