Famous boxer Muhammad Ali Clay poses in a bowler hat and a suit in this picture from his 1963 visit to London. Born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr, he was 21 years old when this photograph was taken, on a tour of England to fight British boxing legend Sir Henry Cooper.


Boxing evolved from 16th- and 18th-century prizefights, largely in Great Britain, to the forerunner of modern boxing in the mid-19th century, again initially in Great Britain and later in the United States.
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