SI cover to feature Ali for the 40th time

NEW YORK, NY (WHAS11) – Muhammad Ali will be gracing the cover of Sports Illustrated for the 40th time on the magazine’s June 13 issue.

The portrait was shot by Neil Leifer while Ali trained at 5th Street Gym in Miami Beach on Oct. 9, 1970.

The issue will hit the stands on June 8.

“Muhammad Ali was a singular force of athletics, humanitarianism and social equality unlike anyone in our history. He was a fighter, and a champion, yet many of his most important victories came outside the ring. His legacy defines the very best of who we are and aspire to be,” Paul Fichtenbaum, Sports Illustrated Group Editor, said.
 


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