TO THE PEOPLE: With the massive press tour for Mayweather-Alvarez underway, we present images from another such tour, when Muhammad Ali’s bus roamed the country to promote his return bout with Ken Norton. Here Ali greets (and clowns around with) fans in New York City. The sign on the bus says: “Meet and greet Muhammad Ali before his revenge battle of broken jaw with Ken Norton,” referring to the injury Ali suffered against Norton in a split-decision loss on March 31, 1973. In the rematch, which took place on Sept. 10 of that year, the decision went in favor of Ali. (Click each photo for a larger version.)
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