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Ali to Get His 40th Sports Illustrated Cover

A 'singular force'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 4, 2016 9:12 AM CDT

(Newser) – Muhammad Ali will be on the June 13 cover of Sports Illustrated for the 40th time—featuring a photo shot by Neil Leifer while Ali trained in Miami Beach in 1970, reports AP. The decision comes in the wake of Ali's death at age 74. "Muhammad Ali was a singular force of athletics, humanitarianism, and social equality unlike anyone in our history," says SI's Paul Fichtenbaum. Only Michael Jordan has been on more covers, with 50. The issue will be out on June 8. (See some of Ali's best quotes.)

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