Muhammad Ali, nicknamed “The Greatest” and widely considered one of the most prominent sports figures of the 20th century, as well as the greatest heavyweight boxer of all time, is about to officially enter the NFT space and metaverse.
On October 18, a trademark application was filed with the USPTO, making the news official.
The trademark application includes NFT-authenticated Muhammad Ali media as well as virtual clothes and accessories.
It’s Official!— Mike Kondoudis (@KondoudisLaw) October 19, 2022
MUHAMMAD ALI is now a registered trademark.
U.S. Registration No. 6881575 issued on October 18th and covers:
🥊 NFT-authenticated media featuring Ali
🥊 Virtual clothing, footwear, headwear
🥊 Sports bags + equipment#MuhammadAli #NFT #NFTs #Metaverse #Web3 pic.twitter.com/nhswECpXUi
The first hint of Muhammad Ali’s entry into the NFT space was the announcement of the upcoming film A God Amongst Men, directed by James Newton and based on the true story of Ali’s visit to Tyneside, England, in 1977. With the unveiling of the film came the revelation of an NFT collection made in partnership with a renowned British comic artist, featuring 11 hand-drawn cartoon characters based on characters from the film dubbed The Skidz.
The film’s premiere will very certainly be accompanied by further NFT and metaverse-related initiatives in an attempt to preserve Muhammad Ali’s legacy forever on the blockchain.