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Ali 'Fight of the Century' gloves up for auction

Published on Jul 9, 2014 6:26 AM

WASHINGTON (AFP) - The gloves that boxing legend Muhammad Ali wore in his fabled 1971 “Fight of the Century” against Joe Frazier are on the block, a US auction house said on Tuesday.

The opening bid will be US$125,000 (S$155,430), said Heritage Auctions, and can be made at through July 30. Then they will be sold the following day at Cleveland’s House of Blues.

Ali was born Cassius Clay and was still using that name when he had his first fight with Frazier. Though he lost, Ali would get his revenge in rematches in 1974 and 1975.

At the time Frazier was world heavyweight champ.

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