In honor of the boxing legend‘s 80th birthday, Champion collaborated with Don C to develop a capsule collection of boxing-inspired athletic gear that pays tribute to Ali’s long career.
Classic boxing shorts with the iconic phrase “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee”; a velvet boxing hoodie with satin details; a cashmere-blend sweater inspired by Andy Warhol’s portrait of Ali; a plaited jersey graphic tee; velveteen track pants; and a satin cornerman’s jacket based on the custom robe Elvis Presley gave Ali in the 1970s.
“As the blueprint of the Be Your Own Champion spirit, Ali’s athleticism, activism, confidence and dominance in the ring made him one of the most iconic people in the country,” said John Shumate, Champion’s VP of brand marketing. “Decades later, Ali’s influence still resonates as he is credited by some of today’s biggest athletes for defining swag, style and what it truly means to be a Champion and the Greatest Of All Time.”
Champion’s third collection honoring the late boxing legend is the Don C collaboration. The most recent limited edition collection will be available on January 17 at select shops and on Champion’s official website. Check out the unisex pieces below, which range in price from $250 to $550.