Boxing legend Muhammad Ali has signed his first collaborative apparel and accessories deal with sportswear giant adidas.

The collection, Ali By Adidas, was developed from research into images and pieces that Muhammad and his associates wore during the 1960s and 1970s.

The range features terry cloth polo shirts, hooded sweatshirts and bold graphic T-shirts.

Ali By Adidas will be launched in the US next spring, and a footwear collection will be launched in autumn 2006.
 
Adidas said: "This venture is a natural extension of the research and support that adidas has provided for Ali and his sport over the years."