Steve Kaufman
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Muhammad Ali

We are truly saddened by the death of Muhammad Ali. He was brilliant, funny, generous, and one hell of a boxer. He was a true American treasure. May he rest in peace, may his family be blessed, and may his legacy live on.

Steve Kaufman had a serious love for boxing, and was honored to have collaborated with Muhammad Ali for a series of portaits and handpainted boxing paraphernalia, all signed by "The Greatest."
Muhammad Ali, born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr., January 17, 1942 – June 3, 2016) was "The Greatest" American professional boxer. From early in his career, Ali was known as an inspiring, controversial and polarizing figure both inside and outside the boxing ring.

Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Ali began training when he was 12 years old. By 22, he won the world heavyweight championship. Shortly after that, Clay converted to Islam, changed his name to Muhammad Ali, and installed a message of racial pride for African Americans.
Muhammad Ali remains the only three-time lineal world heavyweight champion: he won the title in 1964, 1974, and 1978. He retired from boxing permanently in 1981.

Among his many prestigious honors, Muhammad Ali was presented with the Presidential Citizens Medal by then President Bill Clinton in 2001, and the Medal of Freedom by then President George W. Bush in 2005.