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    1970's Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier Regan Archives Photographs Lot of 25. Another incredible archive of photographs from celebrated Ali lensman Ken Regan, whose images documenting the career of this iconic sportsman is considered the definitive visual record of modern boxing's most noteworthy career. Regan trained his camera upon the three famous Ali vs. Frazier bouts to create the contents of this lot, providing a ringside view of one of the most famous pugilistic rivalries in Heavyweight history. Five large (11x14") shots recall the inaugural meeting in 1971, Ali's first professional defeat in a fifteen-round Madison Square Garden bout properly labeled "The Fight of the Century." Fourteen large (11x14") images recount Ali's successful avenging of the loss in the second meeting in 1974. Five smaller (8x10") images derive from the famous "Thrilla in Manila" of 1975. These, and only these, appear to be later prints--the rest date to the time of the images. A final large pre-fight shot completes the grouping of twenty-five. A torn corner of this photo is the only major condition issue to note within the collection; the rest exhibit only light edge wear. All have Regan stamping/attribution on verso.

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    April, 2009
    23rd-24th Thursday-Friday
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