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The image of Muhammad Ali standing over Sonny Liston is one of the most well know boxing, and arguably sports photographs of all time.


It was on this day; May 25, 1965, that Ali and Liston had a rematch. As we all know, Ali won with a knock out in the first round!


The original image was taken by Neil Leifer and our Troopers hope they have done his photograph justice.


*Update...Trooper vs. Trooper recently placed second @ the 4th Annual Juried Show of Photography & New Media at Visual Arts Mississauga and was featured in the Mississauga News.





This photo is part of my mini series Cloned Photos.


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  • Goose Keeper 4y

    Yeah this is pretty awesome. The time for the set-up was definitely worth the results. Way to go!
  • Erik Björkelund 4y

    I love the fact that your photos of these clones gives me the feeling that if you were to pan the camera around you'd see the full world of these guys. That there actually is more around than just the stuff you've crammed infront of the camera.

    That is something extremely few photographers and film-makers have.

    That goes for all of your situation photos like this one.
  • Monster In My Pocket 4y

    Stop being such a genius. You're making me look bad by comparison ;)
  • David Eger 4y

    Brian Boudreau Photography Thanks Brian!
    Tom Seibert Photography Thanks Tom, I'm glad you're enjoying the shots!
    ShellyS Thanks Shelly!
    Bryant Thanks so much Poet!
    Frewuill Rodriguez Thanks frewuill, I thought it would be interesting to have him "just hanging out" in and amongst the crowd. Good catch!
    CGA[AvoidingResourcefulGooglers] I've been waiting a while to recreate this one. I'm glad you enjoyed it!
    xJohns Thanks John!
    xJohns I did try a version with Vader, but I didn' like it.
    Marek Thanks jamerco. Ali's pose was tricky as the trooper wouldn't move exactly how I wanted him. It took some time.
    eyal yessod Thanks for the comment and thanks for checking out the shots!
    Jason Stanley Thanks again Jason. It was one of my favourite to photograph.
    Ray Thank you!
    Ångîe-Sån Thanks Angie!
    Goose Keeper Thanks so much Goose Keeper!
    Erik Björkelund Thank you for noticing the little things. I do my best to make them look like there is more going on, but I could still be better. This is a wonderful compliment. Thank you so much!
    Monster In My Pocket Not sure if I am a genius, but you just made my day! Thanks!
  • Mark Somerville 4y

    This is great David, love it. I looked at the other stuff. Fantasic!!!
  • David Eger 4y

    Mark Somerville Hey Mark, thanks so much. I'm glad you liked the shots! Very much appreciated.
  • Christopher Johansen 4y

    An excellent idea and a great capture! You are very creative.
  • Dani Mantis 4y

    fantastic !!!!!!!
  • David Eger 4y

    Christopher Johansen Thank you CJsarp! This was one of my favourite so far to create, that's for sure.
    Dani Mantis Thanks DANiMANTiS!
  • ChicaD58 4y

    When I saw this shot, I immediately thought of Cashius Clay! (Not sure when he changed his name, maybe I'm dating myself.) Your recreation is spot on. Great posing! Muhammad Ali is definitely one of the greats!!
  • David Eger 4y

    ChicaD58 Thanks again! This one has been one of my favourites to create, photograph and upload to the net.
  • Daniel Hofmann 4y

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  • David Eger 4y

    Thanks for the Favourites everyone, they are appreciated!
  • Thierry 4y

    tres belle mise e scene lol
  • David Eger 4y

    Thierry Thank you!
  • BiborEgyes 4y


    I'm a big fan of your work. This is awesome also..Favorite
  • David Eger 4y

    BiborEgyes Thanks so much. I'm glad you are enjoying the shots!

    Very nice shot.
    All your photos are so great!!

    Here is my "elastic Trooper". ;-)
    elastic Trooper
  • David Eger 4y

    GOLDFOCUS Thank you! Great shot too by the way!
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Taken on May 25, 2011
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