Leifer’s boxing photos have adorned many of Sports Illustrated’s cover, featuring the likes of Ali, George Foreman and Chuck Wepner.
Neil Leifer is a New York photographer who became known in the 1960s for his many photographs published on the front page of sports magazine, Sports Illustrated. At such a young age Neil Leifer became one of the most influential matters in Boxing history.
32 of 39 Neil Leifer/SI Sugar Ray Leonard and Roberto Duran Five months after he outpointed Leonard for the welterweight title in Montreal, Duran was outboxed in spectacular fashion through seven-and-a-half rounds of the return bout on Nov. 25, 1980.
You’ve seen Neil Leifer photos, obviously, and probably heard him talk about his work some too. But Sports Illustrated has a hell of a collection up, with hi-res images of Leifer’s best boxing work, like the overhead of Ali-Williams that Leifer counts as his favorite, to go along with text and video of Leifer explaining his work.
Powerful overhead lights and thick clouds of cigar smoke had turned the ring into the perfect studio, and Leifer took full advantage. His perfectly composed image captures Ali radiating the strength and poetic brashness that made him the nation’s most beloved and reviled athlete, at a moment when sports, politics and popular culture were being …
Sports photographer Neil Leifer, who shot the pictures for more than 200 Sports Illustrated covers, is selling prints of his best photographs. The most treasured photos are signed and come with Leifer’s credentials that got him into the events.
Nov 18, 2016 · The old adage says ”a picture is worth a thousand words.” For Neil Leifer, his pictures are worth many thousands of dollars. From the game-winning touchdown in ‘The Greatest Game Ever Played
Watch video · Leifer had taken that ringside spot in Lewiston, Maine, on May 25, 1965, as 23-year-old heavyweight boxing champion Ali squared off against 34-year-old Sonny Liston, the man he’d snatched the title from the previous year. One minute and 44 seconds into the first round, Ali’s right fist connected with Liston’s chin and Liston went …
NEIL LEIFER’s photography career has spanned over 50 years since becoming a professional while still in his teens. Beginning in 1960, his pictures regularly appeared in every major national magazine, including the Saturday Evening Post, Look, LIFE, Newsweek, Time and, most often, Sports Illustrated.
Sep 20, 2013 · A detail from Neil Leifer photograph of President John F. Kennedy, center, on opening day 1961 in Washington, D.C. (Christopher T. Assaf/Baltimore Sun) A spectator looks at a photograph of Don Shula and Johnny Unitas at the opening to Sports Legends Museum’s “Images We Remember -The World of Neil Leifer” exhibit which …