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Rivals

April 26, 2004
April 26, 2004

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Rivals

"Love thy enemy" is a sentiment that never got much traction in
sports, but SI photographer Walter Iooss Jr. brought together
some of the most compelling rivals of the last 50 years, giving
them a chance to briefly turn the other cheek ... and turn back
the clock.

This is an article from the April 26, 2004 issue Original Layout

COLOR PHOTO: NEIL LEIFER Muhammad Ali--Joe Frazier Their battles outside the ropes were almost as vicious as theirepic fights, but they're all punched out now, and fighting out ofthe same corner.B/W PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPHS BY WALTER IOOSS JR. [See caption above]B/W PHOTO: JOHN DOMINIS/TIME LIFE PICTURES/GETTY IMAGES Jack Nicklaus--Arnold Palmer This was the classiest of rivalries--never a public spat, never a cheap shot, and the only KO punch either man landed was with aputter.COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPHS BY WALTER IOOSS JR. [See caption above]COLOR PHOTO: CHUCK SOLOMON Nomar Garciaparra--Derek Jeter They couldn't get together in a studio--blame it on schedulingconflicts, not animus, they insist--so they were joined in adarkroom. The rivalry continues....COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPHS BY WALTER IOOSS JR. [See caption above]