Charles Trainor - Muhammad Ali & Les Beatles , Miami Beach 1964
Price: $2,000 / AED 7,300
Photograph 40 x 50 cm
stamped and numbered 66/150
About the series: Ali & the Beatles
The Beatles poses with "The Greatest" Cassius Clay at Fifth Street Gym on Miami Beach. The Beatles were taken to the training camp of boxer Cassius Clay - later known as Muhammad Ali - who was preparing for his February fight against heavyweight champion Sonny Liston, the current heavyweight champion. Liston was the favorite to win the fight, even the Beatles thought Clay was going to lose the fight. Clay and the Beatles joked in the ring and made the members of the press laugh. Clay hugged Ringo and held him under his arm for the media. He also composed a poem. "When Liston reads that the Beatles are visiting me, he'll be so mad I'll knock him out in three rounds."