WKU Public Radio News Staff
Tue July 8, 2014
Gloves Used by Muhammad Ali in Famous Bout to Be Auctioned Off
The boxing gloves worn by Muhammad Ali in one of his most famous fights are being sold at auction. The Louisville native—then known as Cassius Clay—wore the gloves in 1971 during the first of his three fights against Joe Frazier.
The gloves will be up for bidding July 31 at the National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland. When the gloves were auctioned in 2012, they sold for nearly $386,000.
Ali used the gloves in what was called the “Fight of the Century.” Ali and Frazier were both undefeated heading into the event at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Frazier knocked Ali down and won a 15-round decision.