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Michael Gaffney    The Heart of a Champion    Signed Pigment Print    50    21" x 31"    1978


The loss of the Heavyweight title to Leon Spinks was a deep disappointment to Muhammad, and a betrayal to himself. He knew he had underestimated the young Spinks, and had not got- ten his 36-yearold body into the best shape. This brought out a new challenge that motivated him, a resurrection of the spirited Ali the world had come to know and love. The old Ali was back to recapture that which he held so precious, the Heavyweight title, and more importantly his reputation as “The Greatest.” Ali was on fire with a fierce determination and continued, “I must retire Champion, I must retire Champi- on - not out on my back. All Champions retire like that. Only Marciano retired undefeated. There are millions of boxers in the world, there are many great fighters in history. But you must remember, ‘The Greatest of all Time’ is a helluva title. I’m the greatest fighter of all times.” 

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