2012 Ghana Mint Sheet of 4
Pictures four key fights from the career of boxing's greatest - the "Fight of the Year" versus Doug Jones in 1963, a rematch with Sonny Liston in 1965, winning the World Boxing Association title against Ernie Terrell in 1967 , and the legendary "Thrilla in Manila" against Joe Frazier in 1975.
2008 Micronesia Mint Sheet of 4
"Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are." In an amazing career spanning from an Olympic gold medal at the age of 18 to retirement at the age of 39, Ali lost only 5 of his 61 matches as a professional boxer, defeating some of boxing's greatest champions including Sonny Liston, Floyd Patterson, Ernie Terrell, Joe Frazier, George Foreman, Ken Norton and Leon Spinks.
2008 Mongolia Mint Sheet of 4
Perhaps the most memorable quote from the boxing legend: "Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee, your hand can't hit what your eyes can't see." Boxing's most outspoken champion not only made a name for himself, but his presence and determination during the years of civil rights issues and the Vietnam War inspired a generation to question authority and work together to improve the world.
2008 Palau Mint Sheet of 6
A sheet of 6 from Palau pictures a young Ali in the gym, with moments from his career both inside and outside the ring shown on the stamps, including one of his earliest supporters, veteran sportscaster and friend Howard Cosell, who inspired many of Ali's most famous quotes in frequent interviews.
2012 Tanzania Mint Sheet of 4
An action-packed sheet of 4 from Tanzania commemorates the famous fights between Ali and Sonny Liston, considered to be among the greatest sports moments of the 20th century. In 1962 Liston beat Floyd Patterson to win the World Heavyweight Championship, and successfully defended the crown in a second match against Patterson in 1963. In 1964 Ali claimed the crown from Liston in the seventh round in a major upset, at the age of 22 becoming the youngest boxer to take the title from a reigning champion. In a rematch in 1965, Ali held onto the championship, knocking out Liston in the first round.
2010 Tuvalu Mint Sheet of 4
Tuvalu commemorates one of the highlights in Ali's career, the 1975 "Thrilla in Manila" match between Ali and Joe Frazier for the Heavyweight Championship, which was one of the first sporting events to be broadcast live around the world. After 14 rounds, Ali beat Frazier and retained his title in what was one of the most memorable fights of his career.
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