In 1966, when Thomas Hoepker was a young staff photographer at STERN magazine, he was asked to cover a fight in London with the then unknown boxer, Cassius Clay. He had recently changed his name to Muhammed Ali. After documenting him for a few days there, Hoepker persuaded his editor that the story was bigger and followed Ali to Chicago, where this image was taken.

This contact sheet features images of Muhammad Ali. Chicago. USA. 1966.

Thomas Hoepker joined Magnum Photos in 1989.

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