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Muhammad Ali boxing gloves fetch $388,000 at Cleveland auction


Muhammad Ali’s boxing gloves worn during his 1971 fight with Joe Frazier have been sold at a Cleveland auction for $388,375.

The boxing gloves have been bought by an anonymous bidder.

Joe Frazier beat Muhammad Ali by a unanimous decision to become the undisputed World Heavyweight Champion in 1971

Joe Frazier beat Muhammad Ali by a unanimous decision to become the undisputed World Heavyweight Champion in 1971

The bout, dubbed the “Fight of the Century”, saw Joe Frazier beat Muhammad Ali by a unanimous decision to become the undisputed World Heavyweight Champion.

Muhammad Ali later beat Joe Frazier in 1974 and 1975, cementing his reputation as the greatest boxer of all time.

The fight was laden with political as well as sporting significance, as Muhammad Ali had been stripped of his title for refusing to enlist in the US Army during the Vietnam War.

A previous pair of gloves worn by Muhammad Ali in his first World Championship fight were sold for $836,500 by the same auction house.

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