The Champ: My Year with Muhammad Ali [NOOK Book]

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"THE CHAMP is one helluva achievement and one helluva book." —Bert Randolph Sugar, Hall of Fame Boxing Historian

Award-winning photojournalist Michael Gaffney was a personal photographer to Muhammad Ali from 1977-1978, and now shares his rare insider photographs and stories in THE CHAMP: MY YEAR WITH MUHAMMAD ALI.

Gaffney traveled the world with Ali, covered three fights, took 8,000 photographs, and produced hours of recordings that, pieced ...
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The Champ: My Year with Muhammad Ali

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Overview

"THE CHAMP is one helluva achievement and one helluva book." —Bert Randolph Sugar, Hall of Fame Boxing Historian

Award-winning photojournalist Michael Gaffney was a personal photographer to Muhammad Ali from 1977-1978, and now shares his rare insider photographs and stories in THE CHAMP: MY YEAR WITH MUHAMMAD ALI.

Gaffney traveled the world with Ali, covered three fights, took 8,000 photographs, and produced hours of recordings that, pieced together in this book, define and reveal an authentic Ali. Poignant, funny, and brutally honest, this book reveals the struggles of the legendary fighter who fought to stay in the game he loved.

THE CHAMP is a dramatic look at the trilogy of Ali’s fights from 1977-1978: A tough win against Earnie Shavers, a shocking loss to Leon Spinks, and a glorious redemptive comeback victory to win the World Heavyweight Championship for an unprecedented third time, a feat never accomplished before or since. THE CHAMP is also a compelling personal journey inside the good heart and courageous spirit of one of the most extraordinary people of our lifetime…Muhammad Ali.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014988162
  • Publisher: Diversion Books
  • Publication date: 7/23/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 100
  • File size: 18 MB
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Meet the Author

MICHAEL GAFFNEY is an award-winning photojournalist who became Muhammad Ali's personal photographer for a year in 1977, traveling around the world with Ali, covering 3 fights and taking 8,000 photographs of The Champ. In 2009, he held the first exhibition of his collection: Muhammad Ali - The Champ, at the Morris Museum in Morristown, NJ, which earned a feature on ESPN with Hall of Fame Boxing Historian, Bert Randolph Sugar. It was followed by exhibitions in New Jersey, San Francisco and London which led to interest for the creation of Michael Gaffney's recently released book, THE CHAMP - My Year With Muhammad Ali. THE CHAMP was presented to Muhammad at his 70th Birthday Celebration at the Muhammad Ali Center, Louisville, Kentucky.
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  • Posted August 10, 2014

    For anyone interested in a behind the scenes view of Muhammad Al

    For anyone interested in a behind the scenes view of Muhammad Ali, The Champ is must reading. The vignettes that
    photographer/author Michael Gaffney offers up are as captivating as the marvelous photos that fill his wonderful book.
    While The Champ has its share of action photos of fights that occurred during Gaffney's year with Ali, it is the glorious pictures out of the
    ring that reveal the interesting, and often sensitive story of The Greatest. Whether it is with his children, contemplating an
    upcoming fight in a hotel room, or simply running on the beach, The Champ promises to bring back wonderful memories of arguably
    one of the greatest athletes and most fascinating figures in sports history. Author Gaffney has done boxing fans a great service by
    sharing his formidable collection.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2013

    Hi

    Hi. I didnt read the book!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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