Muhammad Ali was a sporting icon and, undisputedly, The Greatest of All Time! This lamp is one of three designs that I have made in honour of this boxing legend. This third design celebrates Ali’s famous, history-making fight, against Sonny Liston, on May 25th 1965. Ali’s victory was by a knockout in Round 1. At the time he was still officially known as Cassius Clay, although he had changed his name to Muhammad Ali.
Ali’s stance in the lamp’s design is based on the well-known photograph of him standing over Liston’s prostrate body telling him to get up, after landing a right cross that was delivered so fast that nobody saw it—his famous ‘anchor punch’. The photograph is listed as one of the 100 most influential images of the 20th century.
The lamp’s switch is neatly housed inside the end of Ali’s right glove—just press the end of the glove to turn the light on and off. An engraved, brass plate is fixed to the front edge of the oak base with details of the fight. An A6 Perspex-framed image of the exact moment in the fight that the lamp depicts, is also included.
The lamp is constructed from British-made, galvanised iron and brass pipe fittings, and painted with a black-gold acrylic paint. The 3-core electrical cable is encased in a hard-wearing, braided, polyester sleeve and is fitted with a 3 amp, UK plug. The lamp comes with a FREE 40W, 80mm dia. retro, Edison filament bulb.
This lamp forms part of the Wacky Lamps Collectors Range and hence comes with a signed Certificate of Authenticity.
*PLEASE NOTE: This lamp is made to order. Please allow up to 14 days from ordering to delivery. As the lamp is constructed from industrial components the final piece might differ slightly from that shown in the images. A Certificate of Authenticity is provided with this lamp.
• Depth: 200mm
• Width: 280mm
• Height: 440mm
• Weight: 3.5kg
• Maximum bulb wattage: 100W (40W to 60W recommended)
• Unique character design
• Black-gold painted and brass finish
• BSPT malleable iron British components
• E27 screw bulb fitting
• Minimum 1.5m cable length