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In 1966, Thomas Hoepker was invited to take portraits of a young, emerging boxer by the name of Cassius Clay, who would go on to become the legendary Muhammad Ali. Over the course of a decade, Hoepker was given the opportunity to photograph Ali multiple times, in both private moments and public appearances, allowing him to capture the man as well as the myth. Captured in this contact sheet, Ali flirts with Belinda Boyd, a young woman who worked in a bakery and would go on to become his second wife.

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