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    1980-81 Muhammad Ali Training Worn & Signed Trunks. The late career of The Greatest stands as one of the sport's great cautionary tales, a period when the iconic fighter retained the will of a champion but no longer the speed and reflexes with which he once dominated the sport. While the closing bouts of Ali's career can be difficult to watch in the context of the costs to be paid later in his life, one cannot help but be moved by the remarkable bravery exhibited in those lopsided affairs. Ernest Hemingway said it best: "A man can be destroyed, but not defeated."

    Presented is a garment that recalls the inspiring fortitude of the late-career Champion, the "MacGregor" brand worn only in the dying breaths of Ali's two decades on the front lines of the sport. The well-worn trunks are crafted in Ali's time-tested black-on-white satin format, exhibiting sweat-staining and a bold blue sharpie inscription, "To Gil, Muhammad Ali."

    The trunks are accompanied by a notarized letter of provenance from Gilbert Eshom, the man to whom the trunks are inscribed, stating that he purchased them directly from former Ali staff member Lloyd Wells. Notarized letter of provenance from Gilbert Eshom. LOA from Heritage Auctions. Full LOA from PSA/DNA (autograph).


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    Auction Dates
    September, 2016
    10th Saturday
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