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Elvis Presley & Muhammad Ali

The Greatest 

As a young teenager, Ali was influenced watching Elvis become successful during his breakthrough year of 1956. He was particularly impacted when Elvis followed through on his promise to buy his mother a car and a house when he became rich.

“I was 14 years old when I heard Elvis say that, and that made me want to do the same thing,” Ali remembered. “I said, ‘When I get rich and famous I’m going to buy my mother a car and then a house.’ After my first pro fight, I bought my mother a pink Cadillac… And after my second fight I bought my folks a house. Just like Elvis.”

Elvis Presley and Muhammad Ali first met in February 1973 in Las Vegas and were photographed together. Presley presented Ali with a custom-designed robe made especially for Ali. The bejeweled white robe had a similar look to the jumpsuits that Presley wore on stage at the time. Ali reciprocated by giving Elvis boxing gloves that he signed: “Elvis, You are the Greatest. From Muhammad Ali. Peace 1973.”

ArtistVan Dyson

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