What was Muhammad Ali really like? Award winning photojournalist Michael Gaffney captures a rare insider's view of Ali's world as his personal photographer in 1977-1978. THE CHAMP is a journey with one of the most extraordinary treasures in our lifetime, Muhammad Ali, The Greatest. These stories - poignant, hilarious and authentic - reveal Ali's true courageous heart and go far beyond his glories in the ring.
THE CHAMP is a perfect trilogy in the legendary fighter's career: a tough win against Earnie Shavers, a shocking loss of the World Heavyweight Championship to Leon Spinks, and a glorious redemptive comeback victory against Spinks to win the title for an unprecedented third time. THE CHAMP sustains the legacy of Muhammad Ali who continues to inspire millions and make the world a better place. "Congratulations to you, Michael Gaffney. THE CHAMP is one helluva achievement and one helluva book." BERT RANDOLPH SUGAR, Hall of Fame Boxing Historian
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