Muhammad Ali first came into the public eye when, as Cassius Clay, he won a gold medal at the Olympic Games in Rome in 1960. In 1964 he stunned the boxing community with his defeat of Sonny Liston, the heavyweight champion, to take the title for the first time. Throughout his extraordinary career, his influence on the world of boxing changed the sport forever.
In its nine informative chapters book charts the life of this fascinating and complex man through a series of amazing action photographs, as well as powerful and intimate images of muhammad ali at rest or on the public stage. There are pictures drawn from the Daily Mail's comprehensive archive, of Ali's major fights: from Henry Cooper to Joe Frazier, to his title fights around the globe. While the images shot during the fights show the raw power, athleticism and skill of the fighter they are balanced by portrayals of his humanity and wit. The pictures are accompanied by detailed and perceptive captions which add context and depth to give a rounded and comprehensive portrait of the man who truly is "The Greatest".