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Michael B. Jordan Recreates Iconic Muhammad Ali Boxing Photo

“Respect to the GOAT."

It appears Michael B. Jordan has utilized some of the boxing techniques he learned from his role in “Creed” to pay homage to Muhammad Ali.

Jordan posted a photo on his Instagram account Monday of him channeling Ali’s iconic 1961 underwater photo, which was taken in Miami by the late-acclaimed photographer, Flip Schulke.

"Respect to the GOAT. Your legacy will live forever!" says the caption accompanying the photo of the actor submerged in a pool, posed in a fighting stance. 

Respect to the GOAT. Your legacy will live forever! 📸: @_kj003

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The 29-year-old told reporters at the annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic on June 4 that he was “sad” over never getting the chance to meet Ali, and shared his thoughts on the former heavyweight champ’s legacy.  

"To have his life pass away is tragic, but you've got to celebrate his life," he told The Hollywood Reporter. "He lived a really, really long life; [it was] purposeful, he inspired tons of people. I know he inspired me."

Long live the GREAT Ali!

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