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GRANDAD & ME: Muhammad Ali & Grandson Curtis Muhammad Pose For New Louis Vuitton Ad

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How precious!  Muhammad Ali is the latest icon to shoot with Annie Lebowitz for a fabulous Louis Vuitton print ad.  And the 70-year-old is sharing the spotlight with his grandson, Curtis Muhammad.

 

Check the pic inside...

In a photoshoot done in Phoenix, Arizona, boxing icon Muhammad Ali is seen with his Louis Vuitton duffel bag outside on his landscaped poolside patio with his 4-year-old boxing gloves toting grandson, Curtis Muhammad Conway Jr.

Mr. Ali now joins other icons who have posed for Louis Vuitton like Mikhail Gorbachev, soccer great Pelé, musician Keith Richards and, most recently, actress Angelina Jolie.

Muhammad's daughter Laila Ali always said her son would take after grandpa.  Back in '08, right before her and hubby Curtis' baby boy was born, she revealed, "This boy is definitely going to be an athlete," because he kicked her like crazy.

The Louis Vuitton print ads with the Ali men will hit magazines in 60 countries June 14th.

 

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Stunning photo. As many have

Stunning photo. As many have pointed out, Ali's grandson is the spitting image of the young Cassius Clay. The boy looks directly at the camera, his left leg crossed in front of the seated champ, like an alter ego and protector for the now weakened champ. Ali looks deceptively good here, and that adds a touch of tragedy. Politically, athletically, as a showman between the ropes -- he was the greatest!

It is Ali, I saw him at

It is Ali, I saw him at Angelo Dundees funeral. He walked with a little off. He had his sister in law wipe his forehead and adjust him in his chair from time to time (it was more than an hour sitting for the memorial). He carried a child and was smiling broadly for the event. His frame was still the same. He looked slim and when he stood up he was all the 6 foot 3 inches or so that he is. It was good seeing him and the picture doesn't look unlike him then except he wore shades
mike's picture

PEOPLE WHO CARES IF ITS NOT

PEOPLE WHO CARES IF ITS NOT ALI'S BODY!!!!?? ITS AN AD FOR LOUIS VUITTON!! SO WHAT IF ITS PHOTOSHOPPED. ALL PICS YOU SEE IN MAGAZINES ARE!! THE POINT IS HE IS SHARING A WONDERFUL MOMENT WITH HIS GRANDSON! GEEESSHHH QUIT BEING SO CRITICAL OVER EVERYTHING!!!!
Anonymous's picture

He looks like Sugar Ray

He looks like Sugar Ray Leonard
bloving's picture

Annie Lebowitz has

Annie Lebowitz has photographed many Icons, one of them being The KING, MJ. For those who don't know, Annie is a renowned photographer, she would NEVER compromise her reputation and her art to add a head to a body. GET REAL! These pics are real and ALI grandson is adoreable, he looks like him what a little heartbreaker. LOVE IT!
OHplease's picture

But thats exactly what she

But thats exactly what she did......
raspberry's picture

It's a great picture, but to

It's a great picture, but to bad it's not real! Everybody knows that Ali is in poor health and can't sit up by himself without shaking violently from Parkinson's Disease and falling off something. That kid is the cutest tho he looks like a Baby Ali. Ali and George foreman have some very strong genes,because you can see the resemblance in all their children and grandchildren.
customcalendars4u2's picture

Sadly, I have to agree. The

Sadly, I have to agree. The last picture I saw of him they were rolling him in a wheel chair and he looked 100 years old. Maybe this picture was done a while back, but ALi hasnt looked like this in years.
Anonymous's picture

What a beautiful pair. love

What a beautiful pair. love it
Anonymous's picture

SUNSHINESCLOSET.COM

SUNSHINESCLOSET.COM
Anonymous's picture

O_em_gee absopositively 1 of

O_em_gee absopositively 1 of the cutest things Ive ever seen.
Realist 's picture

For some reason this makes me

For some reason this makes me wanna cry....I LUV IT!!!!!
KEQI's picture

Beautiful picture! Curtis is

Beautiful picture! Curtis is going to be a heartbreaker!
Anonymous's picture

eyeluvit!

eyeluvit!
Anonymous's picture

LOVE IT....LOVE IT!

LOVE IT....LOVE IT!
Anonymous's picture

Love this pic...he looks like

Love this pic...he looks like his grandfather!
Anonymous's picture

Ali is a true legand and his

Ali is a true legand and his grandson is real cute.
Anonymous's picture

there is a picture of Ali

there is a picture of Ali going somewhere with his family holding him as he walks...He looks quite skinny in that picture so if the above picture is photoshop, it's not by much. Anyway, why are we always ruining something with our desire to be perfect. We all know Ali is sick but that doesn't mean a picture of him sitting isn't real. The hand positioning is what makes me feel the photo is real. Here is a current picture of Ali taken in March of this year. His physique looks about the same.http://search.aol.com/aol/imageDetails?s_it=imageDetails&q=muhammad+ali&img=http%3A%2F%2Fmedia.philly.com%2Fimages%2FAliMarch.jpg&v_t=comsearch51-ac&host=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.philly.com%2Fphilly%2Fblogs%2Fphillygossip%2FMuhammad-Ali-was-here-for-grandsons-bar-mitzvah.html&width=163&height=159&thumbUrl=http%3A%2F%2Ft2.gstatic.com%2Fimages%3Fq%3Dtbn%3AANd9GcRHQ5w8Mk9sHxQNncSy34aD8HYbRJMqkT1c1Nxl1wjDfKnjdr-h0-fWOKeG%3Amedia.philly.com%2Fimages%2FAliMarch.jpg&b=image%3Fpag%3DimageResultsBack%26v_t%3Dcomsearch51-ac%26q%3Dmuhammad%2Bali%26oreq%3Dfccc46e4c404417faf08798a2791597e%26oreq%3D93ce4f302f9b4660aff91f908b8bd0dd&imgHeight=291&imgWidth=299&imgTitle=Muhammad+Ali+at+a+basketball+game+in+Phoenix+in+March+%28Associated+Press%29&imgSize=25300&hostName=www.philly.com
tellmeaboutit's picture

What a lucky lil black boy to

What a lucky lil black boy to have a positive papa in his life. Very nice post!
Ms mills's picture

Aww ur Still So pretty :-)

Aww ur Still So pretty :-)
Anya Michelle's picture

Awww!! that Boy looks Exactly

Awww!! that Boy looks Exactly like his Grandfather, soo Handsome!!! Great Photo!!
Anonymous's picture

cater_to

cater_to ===sugar_momma_match*c^0^m====.where you can find rich sugar momma or hnadsome sugarbaby!
Anonymous's picture

3 Sports Icons in American

3 Sports Icons in American History stand above all others: Babe Ruth, Muhammad Ali, Michael Jordan......... no one else compares to them
Becky's picture

Babe Ruth, really???? Jackie

Babe Ruth, really???? Jackie Robinson would have been a better choice don't ya think considering the other 2 you listed.
tori's picture

I always loved Muhammad Ali.

I always loved Muhammad Ali. He looks so much like my daddy used to look. This is a lovely picture of granddad and grandson. Curtis Jr. looks EXACTLY like him. Beautiful portrait.
Sunflower Jones's picture

I CANT BELIEVE HOW GOOD ALI

I CANT BELIEVE HOW GOOD ALI LOOK, HE LOOK GOOD SLIM,I KNOW ALI IS FOR REAL HE WOULD NEVER CONDONE SOME ONE AIRBRUSHING , BUT THIS PICTURE MAKE HIM LOOK ABOUT THIRTY YEARS OLD, I HAVE TO KNOW IS THIS PICTURE CURRENT OR 30 years ago. I LOVE HIM I TOOK A PICTURE WITH HIM IN GAL TEX 25 YEARS AGO MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS HIM
Anonymous's picture

Muhammad Ali looks good! His

Muhammad Ali looks good! His grandson looks like he "spit him out"! LOL What a goregous picture!
Anonymous's picture

damn spittin image too lil

damn spittin image too lil fella figured that was Laila lil boy he's already got his fighting stance lol
sportstalk23's picture

I'm not too sure what my

I'm not too sure what my feelings are on this one! I love seeing "The Greatest", however, I don't like that they doctored him up....figuratively speaking. The verdict is out on this one.
Anonymous's picture

could be Mike Tyson's body

could be Mike Tyson's body
Anonymous's picture

such a beautiful pic...cute

such a beautiful pic...cute kid
Anonymous's picture

The pic looked so good that I

The pic looked so good that I had to Google Ali to see if he even remotely resembles this pic. It dawned on me that I was so used to see him struggling to walk and talk that I didn't notice that his body is tight. So of course the pic is photoshopped, but it's not like they didn't have nothing to work with. Ole boy got some sexy left in him.
Mrs. Rance's picture

That is NOT Ali's body. Just

That is NOT Ali's body. Just a version of his face pasted on another man's body. Ali can't even sit up that erect. It's called a composite photo.
Furious_Digitari™®'s picture

WOW......you are sssooo

WOW......you are sssooo smart!!!
Anonymous's picture

The legacy lives. Luvs it!

The legacy lives. Luvs it! Sidenote nice to see a positive post.
LezMiller's picture

Love Love Love it!!!! Even

Love Love Love it!!!! Even the continuation of the Muhammad name....(he looks just like his grandfather)
Montgomery-Mika's picture

aww he looks like

aww he looks like him............MFFUNCUT_COM
Anonymous's picture

Beautiful picture.. This is

Beautiful picture.. This is a recent picture of Ali, i think that its photoshopped to make it look better but i do not think that it is someone elses body. Recent pic: http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/portrait-of-former-heavywei...
NYC's picture

I love this man and what he

I love this man and what he stood for but what a fucking illusion people will create in this world to benefit their cause...give me a break -
talya's picture

i loveveeveveevev this. lol

i loveveeveveevev this. lol Louis just got that much better to me. i love the vintage look contrasting with the modern day. his grandson is adorable. and the gloves?... ughhh! so cute!
gray haired mother goose. 's picture

Uh..........F/Y/I -- ALL

Uh..........F/Y/I -- ALL magazine and publicized pictures are photoshopped in some way. Regardless........SO WHAT! This man is still alive to do this and this picture is beautiful beyond words.
Anonymous's picture

Photoshop is one thing. But

Photoshop is one thing. But putting a man's head on another man's body is WELL beyond that and people have a right to call it out. This is a composite photo and it's poorly done because people can see Ali today and they know FULL well he does not look like this. It's disrespectful. And I also think they altered the child's face as well. This is not beautiful because it's NOT real.
Furious_Digitari™®'s picture

photoshopped like a

photoshopped like a mugggggggggg
CAKECAKE_Girl's picture

I love this photo!!!

I love this photo!!!
Happy's picture

That is not Ali's body. WOW!

That is not Ali's body. WOW! The images that people create are insane! I've seen Ali in person and he can't sit up like that at all and that is NOT his actual face. I guess he sold his likeness to Louis Vuitton. This is kind of insulting.
Bath Salts R Cool! 's picture

Can you read dummy? It

Can you read dummy? It clearly states that the photo is photoshopped for obvious reasons. Its still his body that they used to photoshop when he was a young fighter. And no its not insulting. No one wants to see his current physical condition from the effects of boxing and his old age on a Louis Vutton ad.
K.Star's picture

It's CREEPY.

It's CREEPY.
Furious_Digitari™®'s picture

I agree. That is not Ali's

I agree. That is not Ali's body. Look at the hands??? Those are hands and a body of a much younger man. I don't think photographed should be used in such a dishonest way especially when the person is still here. I also don't like Ali pimping his image to Louis Vuitton. That is not what he stood for ever. This is not amusing and 100% disrespectful. But some people would sell their very souls to Louis Vuitton or Gucci. It's a mentality. A slavery mentality.
Furious_Digitari™®'s picture

OMG – this picture looks

OMG – this picture looks Photoshopped – look at the head in comparison to the body. Just wrong, wrong and wrong !!!!!
clotel's picture

horribly photoshopped. but

horribly photoshopped. but like the concept.
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