Is this Muhammad Ali? On October 27, 2020 By ResaIn Alley Gallery When I found this, I thought… OMG! Muhammad Ali! I showed it to someone who is a boxing fan. They said maybe not. What do you think? Muhammad Ali, or not? Pics taken by Resa – October 8, 2020 Toronto, Canada The Artist: Rate this:Share this:TwitterLike this:Like Loading... Related
81 thoughts on “Is this Muhammad Ali?”
It does look like a young Ali. When I was 6 years old our neighbors had a party where I met a young black man named Cassias Clay. I didn’t know who he was at the time, and then he changed his name.
What a great story!
Thank you for this!!!!
Wow!! What a great memory. I remember the name – Cassias Clay. I checked with Don and he agrees that it does look like a young Ali. I especially like the halo above the head.
Nice Art but it’s supposed to be Ali they need to keep trying
Do you think it could maybe be a young Cassius Clay?
I have no idea. Is there any way to contact the artist?
I have tried other artists… on line.
I don’t often get replies.
Now, when I bump into artists, while she/he is painting in the alley, the conversations are very cool.
One of my all time favourite boxes, and this image looks to be in his younger years.. Love his halo.. 🙂
Many are saying a young Cassius Clay! The halo is the odd item out. I like it, too! 😀
Hi Resa, yes I think this may be a young Cassius Clay. I think the tilt of the head throws off the proportions of his face but that “open guard” stance (gloves held approx shoulder width apart as opposed to a peek-a-boo position) does look like the technique Ali used.
Ah’m the greatest in all of history
The best there is the best you’ll ever see….
Ah’m the champion….and I beat ya all…
Ah’m so pretty they’ll paint my face on a wall!
Thank you, Tyeth!
This is a very neat comment!
Hi Resa, thanks but I am only half the poet than what Muhammed Ali was!
I think it is a young Muhammad Ali, and a terrific mural. What a great find, Resa. Here’s a photo of a young Ali from Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammad_Ali#/media/File:JoeEMartinCassiusClay1960.jpg
I agree with you, Jet. The likeness is incredible.
These were some of the photos I was referring to as well! 👍
Thanks, Jet! Heading over to check it out!
Yes… it does look like him!
Looks like Ali to me Resa. Esp since they put the halo up there. Great shot dear one! xoxo
My thoughts too! 😉
I like the halo, too. Not sure what it means. It feels poetic… like he’s an angel in heaven, now! Love ya! Working on that email. I’ve had a massive distraction! Ah… big question for you, too!
I think a lot of people worshipped Ali therefore the halo of course a butterfly and bee might be more appropriate! 😊❤️
I see you have been out mural treasure hunting, Resa. And you came up with gold, as you always do. I remember Muhammad Ali’s discussions with Howard Cosell and his famous quote “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.”
I got that thrill is here felling when I found it.
I was never into boxing, but know many who are. Still, his name goes before him…. and that, I’ve always known.
Definitely close – but I’m hedging toward nope.
Definitely! It’s his classic stance, the tilt of the chin…. also the mage that immortalized the words “ float like a butterfly, sting like a bee”…. possibly Time or maybe Life” magazine cover🤔
Not Muhammad Ali but surely Cassias Clay 😉😊 I was a student when he’d become famous and in spite of my antipathy for Box as a sport I liked him and I have tried to watch his fights even when I had get up very early in the morning in Tehran because of the time difference 😅 👍❣
Yes, I just saw a pic of the young Cassius Clay. It does resemble, a lot.
Interesting that you watched from Tehran!
😀 🥊 😀
Beautiful artwork and I think it’s him at his start.
Looks like a young Muhammad Ali. I remember listening to a Cassias Clay fight on the radio. Yes, I am ancient.
… on the radio…. very cool!
Ancient is good. You are a wealth of history and knowledge. The way things get rewritten, especially on internet, us older guys who were there can correct things.
I have corrected a few …. misinformations.
I think if it’s Muhammad Ali, it’s from a very young picture of him. This young man looks like he’s a teenager…. Either way, it’s a beautiful mural. Thanks so much for sharing it with us!
Agree, Terri, and thank you!
I would say “No, it’s not Muhammad Ali”. The face is rather feminine, it could be a boxing girl.
Interesting comment, for sure!
It’s obviously Cassius Clay / Muhammad Ali at a younger age. There are photos of him almost at the same pose. Given the halo [like Holly noted], it couldn’t have been anyone else. Artists don’t have to get a photographic resemblance in order to paint a portrait. What an artist paints is what they ‘see’. Brilliant find, Resa! I love it! xoxoxoxoxoxo
It was one of those alley paintings that made me shiver when I found it…the thrill of discovery!
I agree about artists, and that each have their own unique eye. It’s a beauty of art.
Whew! Somehow when I embraced that idea, I began drawing the Art Gowns Models.
Okay, I’m no Picasso or Rembrandt, but I’d like to see them draw you in an Art Gown!
Now, that would be something wouldn’t it?!!!!🤣!!!
But they’d be too late because YOU have and that’s a privilege enough!!!!
Can you imagine though Rembrandt painting your Art Gowns?!!!!!! What a ball he’d have!!!!!!
Sending huge hugs and love love love
It looks like Ali to me. I got Susan an Ali boxing bag and gloves a few years back because she has a mean punch. 😉 Anyway the outline of his silhouette on the bag looks just like your wonderful pics.
It does look like him, with that classic stance. I saw a book the other day about Ali, it didn’t even bother with a title or author name, just had him on the cover. There aren’t many people who could sell a book just by their appearance alone.
I have to agree with others that it looks like a young Ali. What an amazing mural and find, Resa. Hugs 🥰
Agree, a great find! xoxo
Check you mail Dahling! xo
Okay, got the message.
Putting it together shortly.
I sent 2 mails!
I sent one…got it?
I got them… The pic didn’t come out in your post? Maybe it’s just me. I get
a-kiss-forever copy.jpg, but not a pic!
I had quite a time getting the pic to post on my phone, it’s perfect here in the PC. It’s at the top on the phone. Love that Pic, hope you can see it good.
I SEE IT!!
Will do a repost soon.
I find videos don’t always work on a reblog.
Hmmm, I’ll try it on the blog I don’t use much… see if it works.
it’s in the mail.
Dahling, I lost my mind trying to get the amazing pic posted on my phone! It wouldn’t show up without an URL. Hope it is rectified now. I need a glass or two of wine now. 🍷🍷 what the heck 🍷🍷
I know the feeling… but it looks fab now!
I think so, of course 2 beautiful people don’t hurt none! 🙂 xo
Dang- that must have been difficult for the artist to do on brick. You don’t see many brick wall art, what a nice find!
I agree, a great find!
Its wonderful! For me it looks like the young Muhammad Ali, and i am honoured to see. Thank you, Resa! Be well, stay save, and enjoy the upcoming weekend! Michael
Thank you, Michael! Take care!
T hank you, Resa! You too. But dont forget enjoying life. Michael
His left eye is not quite right, but I would say this is a young Cassius Clay.
That seems to be the general consensus, and I’m going with it!
I think it is Muhammad Ali. The little asymmetry makes it special.
Hope you are well!
All good, thank you.
Got a cramp scrolling down to get to the bottom to post my comment 😉 Stopped reading the other ones about halfway
All that to say that I think this is definitely a very young Muhammed Ali. Beautiful!
Well, I’m torn between blogs!
That is SO cool.
Agree! Was thrilled when I found it.