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Michael B. Jordan dropped an amazing tribute to Muhammad Ali.

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Creed star, Michael B. Jordan, posted a striking tribute to the late Muhammad Ali, recreating an epic, early-career photograph of the legendary fighter training underwater.

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

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Jordan, who played the role of fictional boxer Adonis Creed, son of Apollo Creed from the Rocky franchise, and trained heavily to get into boxing shape, added the photo to his Instagram account. Apollo Creed was in many ways, meant to portray Ali, something The Greatest himself noted in a 1977 interview with Roger Ebert.

The original photo, shot in 1961, was published in Life magazine. Ali, who went by his given name of Cassius Clay at the time, trained underwater as a means of simulating weight resistance.

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It’s fitting that Jordan would reprise him in such a stunning eulogy.

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