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Ali & Coopman
MUHAMMAD ALI vs. JEAN-PIERRE COOPMAN, ko 5
Feb. 20, 1976/San Juan, Puerto Rico


  In the wake of the champ's third epic battle against Joe Frazier, Ali said he needed "a rest" so the heavyweight champion of Belgium, a sculptor of religious statues by trade, was blessed with a title shot. In the wee hours of the night before the fight, a sportswriter asked Coopman's American agent, George Kanter, if his fighter had a prayer. Replied Kanter: "Are you crazy?"

Text by Evan Kanew
Photograph by Herb Scharfman
Illustration by Jeff Wong

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