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Muhammad Ali's 6th pro fight...

Item # 648074

April 21, 1961

THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 21, 1961

* Muhammad Ali - Cassius Clay
* 6th professional boxing match
* Very rare report when still unknown

The sport's section (page 45) under a very small and discrete one column heading: "Wednesday Night Fight" is a brief and inconspicuous report reading: "Cassius Clay, 192, Louisville, knocked out Lamar Clark, 181 1/2, Cedar City, Utah, 2" (see) Very early and rare mention of Muhammad Ali here. I suspect this is one of the few publications to report this particular event as other titles in our inventory do not, given the discrete report here.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 60 pages, toning and little wear along the central fold and right margin, otherwise good.

Category: The 20th Century