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Heavyweight champion Joe Louis photographed by Carl Van Vechten at Greenwood Lake on September 15, 1941.

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Joe Louis photographed by Carl Van Vechten at Greenwood Lake on September 15, 1941.

Boxer Joe Louis photographed by Carl Van Vechten at Greenwood Lake on September 15, 1941.

Heavyweight champion Mike Tyson and his girlfriend, actress Robin Givens, read the news about his smashing seventh-round knockout fight against Tyrell Biggs on October 17, 1987 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Mike Tyson and wife Robin Givens at a press conference before his title fight against Michael Spinks at the Convention Hall in Atlantic City on June 27, 1988.

Boxer Joe Louis photographed by Carl Van Vechten at Greenwood Lake on September 15, 1941.

Joe Louis nicknamed the “Brown Bomber” reigned as the world heavyweight champion from 1937 to 1949 .

LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 22: Heavyweight contender Cassius Clay (later known as Muhammad Ali) taunts Sonny Liston who just defeated former champion Floyd Patterson to retain his heavyweight crown) on July 22, 1963 in Las Vegas Nevada.

He is also pictured with Sam Cooke

Muhammad Ali with Sugar Ray Robinson before his fight vs Sonny Liston at the Miami Beach Convention Hall on February 25, 1964.

Photos by Paul Slade

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Malcolm X looks on as Muhammad Ali signs autographs

outside the Trans-Lux Newsreel Theater in New York City, March 1964.

They had just watched a screening of Ali’s title fight with Sonny Liston. Inspired by Malcolm X, Ali had converted to Islam but he kept his new faith a secret until after he won the heavyweight championship on February 25, 1964.

Boxer Joe Louis photographed by Lusha Nelson for Vanity Fair, 1935.