Sports Memorabilia, LeRoy Neiman, Rumble in the Jungle, Muhammad Ali Sketch ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

This is how I’ll always remember Muhammad Ali, young, brash, smiling and with a whole universe of merriment and deviltry in those ever expressive eyes. Before the war took from him his best years. Before Joe Frazier, in righteous fury, won a epic...

May 1965 — Muhammad Ali vs. Sonny Liston John Rooney / AP Heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali stands over fallen challenger Sonny Liston, shortly after dropping Liston with a short hard right to the jaw. The bout lasted only one minute into the first round.

He was fast of fist and foot — lip, too — a heavyweight champion who promised to shock the world and did. He floated. He stung. Mostly he thrilled, even after the punches had taken their toll and his voice barely rose above a whisper.He was the Greatest.

Ali, former world heavyweight boxing champion, toys with the finely combed hair of television sports commentators Howard Cosell before the start of the Olympic boxing trials, Aug. in West Point, N.Y. Photos - NBC News

Ali poses with 1996 Dream Team members from left: Scottie Pippen, Hakeem Olajuwon, Reggie Miller, Shaquille O'Neal, Karl Malone and Gary Payton after receiving the gold medal, which replaces the 1960 gold medal he lost.

Muhammad Ali is hospitalized in the Phoenix area, and two people familiar with his condition say he may be suffering from more serious problems than those during previous hospital stays.

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali poses for photographers during the award ceremony for the Otto-Hahn-Peace-Medal 2005 of the German Society of the United Nations in Berlin, Saturday, Dec. Ali has died at the age of Frank Bruns, AP

Muhammad Ali Formerly Known As Cassius Clay.This charcoal portrait drawing of the one and only Muhammad Ali, formerly know as Cassius Clay is by Jim Fitzpatrick.

Muhammad Ali Formerly Known As Cassius Clay.This charcoal portrait drawing of the one and only Muhammad Ali, formerly know as Cassius Clay is by Jim Fitzpatrick.

Sporting Legends - Muhammad Ali by Stuart McIntyre.

Sporting Legends - Muhammad Ali by Stuart McIntyre.

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