Arsenal Footballers - Boxing Ring - Highbury
Arsenal footballers take the opportunity to try out the boxing ring that is being erected at the Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, where Cassius Clay and Henry Cooper will fight on Saturday. On the canvas are (l-r) Frank McLintock, David Court, John Sammels, and Alan Skirton.
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Boxing/Cooper v Ali/Fifth round
British boxer Henry Cooper (left) challenging World Heavyweight boxing Champion Cassius Clay (later Muhammad Ali), during the first round of their fight at the Arsenal Stadium, London. 12/12/99: Ali named "Sports Personality of the Century". * ...by viewers of BBC television television's Sports Personality of the Year programme. *17/01/02: Ali celebrates his 60th birthday.
SPORT/Lennox Lewis/Muhammad Ali
Heavy weight champion of the world, Lennox Lewis (left), winner of BBC Sports Personality of the Year, with Muhammad Ali, winner of BBC Sports Personality of the Century, at BBC Television studios in London. * 21/10/02: Lewis received the ultimate accolade in boxing when he was hailed as The Greatest by heavyweight legend Muhammad Ali. Ali, appearing at a fund-raiser for a Parkinson's Disease charity with Lewis, graciously passed on the mantle he claimed for himself at the height of his powers. "I was the greatest. I'm now no longer the greatest", he told the crowd at a Canadian Football League game in Toronto before pointing to Lewis. "He's the greatest, he's the champ".