Olympic gold-medal winner. Heavyweight champion of the world. Sportsman of the century.

All in a day’s work for The Greatest, aka Muhammad Ali, born this day in 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Muhammad Ali, born this day in 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky

Along the way, he starred in many of the most iconic images of sports history, including this shot from his rematch with Sonny Liston in 1965, scene of the “phantom punch.”

The pic is from Taschen’s monumental Ali book.

On the champ’s birthday, it’s definitely time to get the GOAT

Birth of the Greatest