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U.S. Olympic Trials

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Sporting Profiles Card from a set of 50 featuring fight programs and descriptions of bouts from Muhammad Ali's illustrious boxing career. The back of this card reads, "After winning two elimination bouts Clay faced Army champion Allen Hudson to decide who would be the U.S. light-heavyweight representative. Hudson, from Long Island, was known for his powerful left hook and he decked his opponent with this punch in the opening session. However Clay recovered well and in the 3rd round hurt Hudson with a right to the jaw; his following flurry resulted in the referee stepping in and Clay's participation in the Olympics was assured."

Sports Profiling Card donated to the Muhammad Ali Center by Tony Gee in 2017.

U.S. Olympic Trials

A young, relatively unknown young boxer won the light-heavyweight title of the Amateur Athletic Union (A.A.U), allowing him to bypass the Eastern Olympic Regional Boxing Trials and winning him a spot in the U.S. Olympic Boxing finals held in San Francisco, California in May 1960. Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. had started making a name for himself in the amateur boxing world. 

U.S. Olympic Team Trials Sporting Profiles Card


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