Heavyweight Pictures: Neil Leifer Reflects on 60 Years of Iconic Photos Inside the Boxing Ring

Heavyweight Pictures: Neil Leifer Reflects on 60 Years of Iconic Photos Inside the Boxing Ring

Esquire-Entertainment·2021-01-23 05:00

The Thrilla in Manila. Rope-a-Dope in Zaire. Roberto Duran’s “No mas” moment. Mike Tyson’s “lend me your ear” disqualification. “Marvelous” Marvin Hagler’s ferocious three-round war with Thomas “The Hitman” Hearns. If it happened in the boxing ring during your lifetime, it’s a safe bet that legendary photographer Neil Leifer was not only ringside but took a remarkable picture of it. In fact, Leifer’s legacy as a boxing photographer is so untouchable that when Sports Illustrated selected the 100 greatest sports photos of all time, Leifer claimed two spots in the top 10, including number one.

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