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    1972 Muhammad Ali Signed Contract for the Bob Foster Bout. Though a natural Light Heavyweight of some repute, New Mexican fighter Bob Foster would occasionally pack on the pounds and take a crack at the Heavyweights, as he was encouraged to do when presented a shot at the NABF belt owned by the iconic Muhammad Ali. Foster quickly found himself to be heavily outmatched by the pugilistic legend (much as he had been in a 1970 meeting with Joe Frazier), and after being dropped to the canvas seven times, referee Mills Lane (in his first bout of note) reached a ten-count on Foster in the eighth.

    Presented is the contract signaling Muhammad Ali's agreement to the terms of the bout, stipulating a payment of $300,000 for his Hall of Fame services, as well as a $20,000 allowance for training camp expenses. The contract is typed on four 8.5x11" pages, signed on the last by Ali and the fight promoter. Signatures are 10/10 and the pages are likewise free of flaws, stapled at upper left with double punch holes at the top of each sheet. Full LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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