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Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Muhammad Ali meets Joe Frazier

Muhammad Ali Hands, 1970

On this day, March 8, in 1971, Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier engaged in the “Fight of the Century” at New York’s Madison Square Garden. Ali was returning to the ring after three years having lost his license when he refused to fight in the Vietnam War. Ali was defeated but would go on to beat Frazier the next two times they would meet.

Karsh photographed Muhammad Ali for Look Magazine‘s “Under 30” series. See who else he photographed.