Saturday, October 29, 2011

14 Interesting Vintage Photographs of Muhammad Ali Hanging Out with His Famous Friends

Born Cassius Clay in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1942, Muhammad Ali became an Olympic gold medalist in 1960 and the world heavyweight boxing champion in 1964. Following his suspension for refusing military service, Ali reclaimed the heavyweight title two more times during the 1970s, winning famed bouts against Joe Frazier and George Foreman along the way.

Arguably boxing's most celebrated athlete, heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali was also known for his public stance against the Vietnam War and his longtime battle with Parkinson's disease.

Here's a collection of 14 interesting images of Muhammad Ali hanging out with his famous friends:

with Pele

with Gary Coleman and Todd Bridges

with Marvin Gaye

with Bill Cosby

with Bob Dylan

with Michael Jackson

with Sammy Davis Junior

with Elvis Presley

with Martin Luther King

with Stevie Wonder

with The Jacksons

with Sam Cooke

with Malcolm X

with The Beatles

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