Muhammad Ali vs Joe Frazier. 1971 Ringside Art Work by Famous SPORT Cartoon Artist Bill Gallo. Published the next day in the New York " Daily " Newspaper. Original "Art" drawn at RINGSIDE!The Fight of the Century. Cartoonist and newspaper columnist for the New York Daily Newspaper! Given as a gift to Close Friend and another famous Cartoonist Warren King at his Retirement Party. The Fight of the Century (also known as The Fight) is the title boxing writers and historians have given to the boxing match between champion Joe Frazier and challenger Muhammad Ali , held on March 8, 1971, at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. Famous Cartoonist and newspaper columnist for the New York Daily Newspaper.
Bill Gallo, sports cartoonist at the Daily News for more than half a century and whose career at the paper spanned 70 years. His drawings are in the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown. In both his cartoons and his column -- he has earned the respect of those he covered.
Gallo has received numerous honors. He has won ten Reuben Awards from the National Cartoonists Society as Best Sports Cartoonist of the Year.
In 1999 he earned the Milt Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award. In 1981 he received the James J.
Walker Award for Long and Meritorious Sernice to Boxing from the Boxing Writers Association of America. In 2001 he was inducted into the national Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame.
One of the only three Caucasians selected for this honor. Bill Gallo was best known for his work as a sports cartoonist with the New York Daily News. He has drawn over 14,000 published cartoons. Gallo profiled in ink and sometimes in words most of the great sports figures of the past century, going back to Jack Dempsey, Man O' War, Jesse Owens and Dizzy Dean and his St.
Louis Cardinals' Gas House Gang. In January 2010, Gallo was among the honorees, accepting an award for his boxing writing at the Ring 8 benefit in Howard Beach, New York. The Ring 8 organization awards Bill Gallo college and vocational scholarships annually based on need to aspiring male and female scholars with a boxing background. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. He wrote movingly last year of his experiences in the Pacific and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.
On May 7th, 2011, he received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. FRAZIER - ALI FIGHT 1971. Fight of the Century was the promotional nickname given to the first boxing match between champion Joe Frazier and challenger Muhammad Ali , held on March 8, 1971, at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. The fight itself became something of a symbol of the country.Ali became a symbol of the anti-establishment movement, while Frazier became a symbol of the conservative, pro-war movement. The fight itself exceeded even its promotional hype and went the full 15-round championship distance. Ali dominated the first three rounds, peppering the shorter Frazier with rapier-like jabs that raised welts on the champion's face. Early in round 15, Frazier landed a spectacular left hook that put Ali on his back (for only the third time in his career). A few minutes later the judges made it official: Frazier had retained the title with a unanimous decision, dealing Ali his first professional loss. The fight was the first defeat for Ali. He would not win another world title fight until three and a half years later, on October 30, 1974, in the historic Rumble in the Jungle fight. Both boxers are in the International Boxing Hall of Fame. Ink drawing on Board done by artist at ringside the night of the fight and published the next day in newspaper. This Drawing can be found in the Archived section of the New York Daily News. Signed Twice by artist and given to friend Warren King. TRULY HISTORIC IN EVERY WAY!
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