It has emerged this week that one of the major owners of Muhammad Ali memorabilia has decided to sell one of his most prestigious and valuable items – the Muhammad Ali gloves worn against Joe Frazier in Madison Square Garden in 1971.
Muhammad’s passing this year rocked the world and is still being felt in truth, such was it’s gravity.
A man who had previously bought the iconic gloves Ali wore in 1971’s ‘Fight of the Century’ has decided to relinquish them in an upcoming auction.
The owner of the gloves is an individual called Jeff Rosenberg and Jeff has amassed a large collection of Muhammad Ali memorabilia over the last three decades or so, never selling any of it until now.
He originally purchased the gloves back in 2014 for $388,375, but it’s expected following Muhammad’s passing that the gloves are estimated to now be worth North of $1 million US dollars.
The Everlast Muhammad Ali boxing gloves are last pictured here by (credit) Goldin Auctions:
In recent weeks following the death of Muhammad Ali, floods of tributes have and continue to flood in all over the world.
For those who are not familiar with the ‘Fight of the Century’ Muhammad Ali had in a truly epic battle with ‘Smokin’ Joe Frazier, here it is in all it’s glory:
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