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An original b/w press photograph of the American world heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali (1942–2016) fighting his British opponent, Henry Cooper (1934–2011) at Arsenal (Highbury) Stadium on May 21st 1966. Back with describing news telegram and publication date (May 21st 1966). Photo size 10.5×15 cm. Frame size 16.5×22.5 cm.

Muhammad Ali, who had given up his birth name Cassius Clay at the time of his conversion to Islam, came out as the victor when he met Henry Cooper in 1966. This had happened once before, at their first encounter, which took place at Wembley Stadium on June 18th 1963. 35.000 people watched the first clash, 46.000 the latter.

Seller informs

This is an original b/w press photograph from 1966, which shows normal signs of handling.

Please note that Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers has not physically examined this item, the estimate is solely based on the seller’s photographic material. Therefore, we cannot provide a description of the condition, and it is not possible to request a report on the item’s condition.

Auction

Art, antiques & collector's items, 17 September 2020

Category
Estimate

800 kr.

Sold

Price realised

400 kr.  

One bid

When Bidder Bid
400 kr.