by Aminath Ifasa
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  • November 12, 2023
Montblanc Unveils Great Characters Muhammad Ali Collection: A Tribute to a Legend

Montblanc introduces the latest addition to its prestigious Great Characters collector line – the Montblanc Great Characters Muhammad Ali Collection. This exceptional collection pays homage to the three-time heavyweight champion of the world, Muhammad Ali, celebrating not only his triumphs in the boxing ring but also his impactful legacy as a civil rights advocate.

Dedicated to a man who demonstrated unparalleled courage both inside and outside the ring, the collection consists of three distinct designs, each commemorating one of Ali’s major victories in 1964, 1974, and 1978 when he secured the world heavyweight championship. Born Cassius Clay in 1942, Ali’s journey began in Louisville, Kentucky, where he took up boxing at the age of 12, driven by the theft of his bicycle and the advice of a police officer. His remarkable ascent to global recognition began at the 1960 Summer Games in Rome, where he won the gold medal as an amateur light heavyweight.

In 1964, he astounded the sports world by becoming the world heavyweight boxing champion, the same year he officially changed his name to Muhammad Ali. Beyond his prowess in the ring, Ali was a pacifist and a vocal advocate for civil rights. His refusal of military service in 1967 led to the suspension of his sports license and the stripping of his world champion title. After a three-and-a-half-year hiatus, he returned to the ring, securing his second and third world titles, making him the only three-time lineal world heavyweight boxing champion to date.

The Montblanc Great Characters Muhammad Ali Collection features three distinctive writing instruments: the Montblanc Great Characters Muhammad Ali Special Edition, the Montblanc Great Characters Muhammad Ali Limited Edition 1942, and the Montblanc Great Characters Muhammad Ali Limited Edition 98. Each instrument is a masterpiece in its own right, reflecting the charisma, determination, and resilience that defined the legendary Muhammad Ali.

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