12/28/2016 6:44:40 AM

Exhibition on boxing legend Ali a big hit

Exhibition on boxing legend Ali a big hit

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali’s daughter Jamillah Ali visited the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) to watch the ongoing exhibition dedicated to her father. 

Jamillah also met with Qatar Museums Chairperson HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad Al Thani.

Titled ‘Muhammad Ali: Tribute to a Legend’, the exhibition is organised on the fourth floor of MIA’s Eastern Gallery until February 25. It is one of the most significant events dedicated to the late boxer since he died on June 3 following a 32-year battle with Parkinson’s disease.

The exhibition features 22 significant artefacts including photographs from Ali’s outdoor exhibition, bout at the Doha Stadium in 1971, memorabilia spanning the boxer’s journey to the 1960 Rome Olympics and his final world-title fight against Leon Spinks at New Orleans in 1978.

The video footages of his fight in Doha are being shown on a giant screen in a small auditorium. Also on display is an entry ticket for his fight against Sonny Liston at the World Heavyweight Championship in Lewinston, Maine, the US, on May 25, 1965.

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