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"Heavyweight Legends: From The Beatles to Ali

Background imageHeavy Weight Collection: Jack Johnson on his Racing Motor Car

Jack Johnson on his Racing Motor Car
Arthur John Johnson, better known as Jack Johnson, the American heavyweight boxer, pictured in 1908. Johnson was the World Heavyweight Champion between 1908 and 1915

Background imageHeavy Weight Collection: The Dempsey-Carpentier Fight, 1921

The Dempsey-Carpentier Fight, 1921
Photograph showing the 100, 000 strong crowd at the fight between Georges Carpentier and Jack Dempsey for the Heavyweight Championship of the World held at Jersey City, USA, on 2nd July 1921

Background imageHeavy Weight Collection: The Beatles (from left: Ringo Starr, John Lennon, George Harrison, and Paul McCartney)

The Beatles (from left: Ringo Starr, John Lennon, George Harrison, and Paul McCartney)
BEATLES AND CLAY, 1964. The Beatles (from left: Ringo Starr, John Lennon, George Harrison, and Paul McCartney) clowning with boxer Cassius Clay (later Muhammad Ali)

Background imageHeavy Weight Collection: Boxer / Daniel Mendoza

Boxer / Daniel Mendoza
DANIEL MENDOZA 1764 - 1836 English boxer who was the acknowledged English heavyweight champion and who operated a successful boxing school in London

Background imageHeavy Weight Collection: Muhammad Ali wave to the St Andrews crowd watched by councillor James Hunte

Muhammad Ali wave to the St Andrews crowd watched by councillor James Hunte and associates Michale Zambouros (left) and Scott Weinburger. 4th May 1984

Background imageHeavy Weight Collection: Rocky Marciano Boxer downed in the first round of his heavyweight title fight with Jersey

Rocky Marciano Boxer downed in the first round of his heavyweight title fight with Jersey Joe Walcott. Marciano won the title

Background imageHeavy Weight Collection: Joe Louis, 1936

Joe Louis, 1936
Photographic portrait of Joe Louis (1914-1981), the American heavyweight boxer, pictured in 1936. Louis was one of the finest ever boxers

Background imageHeavy Weight Collection: JOHNSON VS. JEFFRIES, 1910. American boxing poster promoting the championship fight between Jack

JOHNSON VS. JEFFRIES, 1910. American boxing poster promoting the championship fight between Jack Johnson and James J. Jeffries at Reno, Nevada, 4 July 1910

Background imageHeavy Weight Collection: Jack Johnson Boxer

Jack Johnson Boxer
JOHN ARTHUR JACK JOHNSON American boxer, known as the Galveston Giant : first black heavyweight champion of the world. Date: 1878 - 1946

Background imageHeavy Weight Collection: Jack Johnson and James Jeffries, 1910

Jack Johnson and James Jeffries, 1910
Photographic montage showing Jack Johnson (1878-1946)(left) and James J. Jeffries (1875-1953), the heavyweight boxers who fought for the World Championship in 1910

Background imageHeavy Weight Collection: Joe Beckett, British heavyweight boxing champion

Joe Beckett, British heavyweight boxing champion
Joe Beckett (1892-1965), Heavyweight Boxing Champion of Great Britain, in action

Background imageHeavy Weight Collection: American boxer. Gene Tunney down for the famous long count in the championship bout with Dempsey

American boxer. Gene Tunney down for the famous long count in the championship bout with Dempsey at Soldier Field
JACK DEMPSEY (1895-1983). American boxer. Gene Tunney down for the famous long count in the championship bout with Dempsey at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois, 22 September 1927

Background imageHeavy Weight Collection: MUHAMMED ALI (b. 1942)

MUHAMMED ALI (b. 1942). N

Background imageHeavy Weight Collection: Tommy Farr (1914-1986)

Tommy Farr (1914-1986)
Photographic portrait of Tommy Farr, the Welsh heavyweight boxer, pictured in 1936

Background imageHeavy Weight Collection: Boxing / Jack Broughton

Boxing / Jack Broughton
English boxer; third heavyweight champion of England (? - 1750); operated a boxing school and arena, London (1742-89); invented boxing rules and gloves

Background imageHeavy Weight Collection: Tommy Farr using a punch ball, 1937

Tommy Farr using a punch ball, 1937
Photograph showing Tommy Farr (1914-1986), the Welsh heavyweight boxer also known as the Tonypandy Terror, training at a gym, 1937

Background imageHeavy Weight Collection: Larry Gains

Larry Gains
Larry Gaines (1901 - 1983), Canadian heavyweight boxing champion pictured with wife and two children. Date: 1931

Background imageHeavy Weight Collection: Muhammad Ali under friendly arrest of two London Police officers who were at the training

Muhammad Ali under friendly arrest of two London Police officers who were at the training camp a head of his fight with Richard Dunn. Circa 9th March 1976

Background imageHeavy Weight Collection: Sonny Liston, World Heavyweight Champion, visits the training camp of British boxer

Sonny Liston, World Heavyweight Champion, visits the training camp of British boxer, Billy Walker, at the Blue House Farm, Pitsea, Essex. 4th September 1963

Background imageHeavy Weight Collection: Muhammad Ali at Nuneaton. The boxing legend brought his own kind of magic to thrill

Muhammad Ali at Nuneaton. The boxing legend brought his own kind of magic to thrill crowds at an end-of-season Midlands Floodlit Cup final between Nuneaton Borough and Bedworth

Background imageHeavy Weight Collection: Muhammad Ali at his training camp, Concord Hotel, Catskill Mountains

Muhammad Ali at his training camp, Concord Hotel, Catskill Mountains. 20th September 1976

Background imageHeavy Weight Collection: Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) outside the Flamingo Jazz Club in Wardour Street

Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) outside the Flamingo Jazz Club in Wardour Street, Soho on the day of his arrival in London. He is in Britain for a non-title fight against Henry Cooper at Wembley on 18th

Background imageHeavy Weight Collection: Muhammad Ali outside the Odeon in Birmingham. 7th June 1979

Muhammad Ali outside the Odeon in Birmingham. 7th June 1979

Background imageHeavy Weight Collection: Muhammad Ali training ahead of his upcoming fight against Larry Holmes

Muhammad Ali training ahead of his upcoming fight against Larry Holmes. 29th September 1980

Background imageHeavy Weight Collection: CORBETT & SULLIVAN, 1892. James J. ( Gentleman Jim ) Corbett (right) shakes hands with John L

CORBETT & SULLIVAN, 1892. James J. ( Gentleman Jim ) Corbett (right) shakes hands with John L. Sullivan at the beginning of their championship fight in New Orleans, 7 September 1892

Background imageHeavy Weight Collection: JOHN L. SULLIVAN (1858-1918). American heavyweight pugilist. Lithograph by Currier and Ives, 1883

JOHN L. SULLIVAN (1858-1918). American heavyweight pugilist. Lithograph by Currier and Ives, 1883

Background imageHeavy Weight Collection: COOPER AND ALI, 1966. British boxer Henry Cooper (left) and Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay)

COOPER AND ALI, 1966. British boxer Henry Cooper (left) and Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) during the sixth round of a heavyweight title fight in London, England, 1966

Background imageHeavy Weight Collection: Primo Carnera celebrates victory, New York, 1933

Primo Carnera celebrates victory, New York, 1933
Photograph showing Primo Carnera (1906-1967), the Italian heavyweight boxer, who had just knocked out Jack Sharkey to become World Champion at the Madison Square Garden Bowl, New York, 1933

Background imageHeavy Weight Collection: Muhammad Ali with wife Belinda Boyd and twin daughters Jamillah

Muhammad Ali with wife Belinda Boyd and twin daughters Jamillah and Rasheda in Deer Lake Pennsylvania. 19th January 1974

Background imageHeavy Weight Collection: Muhammad Ali at Nuneaton. The boxing legend brought his own kind of magic to thrill

Muhammad Ali at Nuneaton. The boxing legend brought his own kind of magic to thrill crowds at an end-of-season Midlands Floodlit Cup final between Nuneaton Borough and Bedworth

Background imageHeavy Weight Collection: A young Joe Bugner (left) with former heavyweight champion Sonny Liston (centre

A young Joe Bugner (left) with former heavyweight champion Sonny Liston (centre) at a gym in New York City. 27th June 1970

Background imageHeavy Weight Collection: The fist of George Foreman pictured for an article during the run up to The Rumble in

The fist of George Foreman pictured for an article during the run up to The Rumble in the Jungle World Heavyweight title fight in Kinshasa, Zaire. 24th October 1974

Background imageHeavy Weight Collection: Muhammad Ali with second wife Veronica and their baby girl Hana arriving in England

Muhammad Ali with second wife Veronica and their baby girl Hana arriving in England. 13 July 1977

Background imageHeavy Weight Collection: Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) eating stake at Isows restaurant in Soho Brewer Street London

Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) eating stake at Isows restaurant in Soho Brewer Street London. 5th June 1963

Background imageHeavy Weight Collection: Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) training at his Pennsylvanian mountain retreat for his fight

Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) training at his Pennsylvanian mountain retreat for his fight against George Foreman in Zaire. 27th August 1974

Background imageHeavy Weight Collection: Light heavyweight boxer John Conteh (right) sparring with Joe Bugner. 25th May 1972

Light heavyweight boxer John Conteh (right) sparring with Joe Bugner. 25th May 1972

Background imageHeavy Weight Collection: Muhammad Ali visiting Heckfield, Hampshire. Pictured, outside the New Inn pub

Muhammad Ali visiting Heckfield, Hampshire. Pictured, outside the New Inn pub, Muhammad Ali meets with local children, a large number of them have gathered for a glimpse of the superstar. August 1977

Background imageHeavy Weight Collection: Muhammad Ali poses in a boxing ring in a sparring pose wearing boxing gloves with Daily

Muhammad Ali poses in a boxing ring in a sparring pose wearing boxing gloves with Daily Star written on gloves. 6th December 1981

Background imageHeavy Weight Collection: Cassius Clay vs. Sonny Liston (First fight). Clay weighed in at 210 lb

Cassius Clay vs. Sonny Liston (First fight). Clay weighed in at 210 lb (95 kg) while Liston was several pounds over his prime fighting weight at 218 lb (99 kg)

Background imageHeavy Weight Collection: Cassius Clay in London ahead of his world title fight with Henry Cooper

Cassius Clay in London ahead of his world title fight with Henry Cooper. Clay Retained his WBC, and Lineal heavyweight titles by TKO in round 6. 10th May 1966

Background imageHeavy Weight Collection: Muhammad Ali fights Kenny Baker the midget. 15th January 1979

Muhammad Ali fights Kenny Baker the midget. 15th January 1979

Background imageHeavy Weight Collection: Cassius Clay in training ahead of his world title fight with Karl Mildenberger

Cassius Clay in training ahead of his world title fight with Karl Mildenberger. Clay Retained his WBC, and Lineal heavyweight titles by TKO in round 12. 10h September 1966

Background imageHeavy Weight Collection: Frank Maloney with Emanuel Steward From The Kronk Gym In Detroit. 23rd January 1995

Frank Maloney with Emanuel Steward From The Kronk Gym In Detroit. 23rd January 1995

Background imageHeavy Weight Collection: Boxer Muhammad Ali and wife Belinda at Airport. 30th November 1974

Boxer Muhammad Ali and wife Belinda at Airport. 30th November 1974

Background imageHeavy Weight Collection: Joe Bugner jogging in park, Central Park South, New York, USA, 27th June 1970

Joe Bugner jogging in park, Central Park South, New York, USA, 27th June 1970

Background imageHeavy Weight Collection: A young Joe Bugner (left) with boxing trainer Angelo Dundee in a New York gym

A young Joe Bugner (left) with boxing trainer Angelo Dundee in a New York gym. 27th June 1970

Background imageHeavy Weight Collection: Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) and entourage in London

Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) and entourage in Londons west end ahead of his non-title fight against Henry Cooper at Wembley Stadium. 27th May 1963

Background imageHeavy Weight Collection: Muhammad Ali at the Post Office Tower in London. 27th July 1966

Muhammad Ali at the Post Office Tower in London. 27th July 1966



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"Heavyweight Legends: From The Beatles to Ali, a Journey through Boxing History" Step into the ring of boxing history as we explore the captivating world of heavyweight champions. In 1964, The Beatles found themselves clowning around with none other than Cassius Clay, who would later become Muhammad Ali. This playful encounter took place just one week before his iconic championship fight against Sonny Liston. Speaking of unforgettable fights, Rocky Marciano's career-defining moment came when he was downed in the first round during his heavyweight title fight with Jersey. Despite this setback, Marciano went on to become one of the most revered boxers in history. Travel back even further to 1921 and witness "The Dempsey-Carpentier Fight, " an epic showdown that captivated audiences worldwide. Daniel Mendoza, a legendary British boxer from the late 18th century, also left an indelible mark on boxing history with his innovative fighting style. Joe Louis made waves in 1936 as he emerged victorious and became a symbol of hope for many during challenging times. Jack Johnson not only dominated inside the ring but also showcased his love for speed off it by posing confidently on his racing motor car. Tommy Farr may not be as widely known today, but this Welsh fighter's resilience and determination earned him a spot among boxing's heavyweights. Another prominent figure from yesteryears is Jack Johnson; his battles both inside and outside the ring challenged societal norms at every turn. In 1910, Jack Johnson faced James Jeffries in what was billed as "The Fight of the Century. " This historic bout highlighted racial tensions prevalent at that time while showcasing Johnson's incredible skills. Across the pond, Joe Beckett proudly represented Britain as its heavyweight champion. And who can forget Gene Tunney? His famous long count against Dempsey still echoes through boxing lore after their monumental clash at Soldier Field in Chicago.