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    1975 Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier Boxing Gloves Signed a Day Before Thrilla in Manila. Relics originating from the Philippines' "Thrilla in Manila" are all but non-existent in the hobby, as very few made the journey back across the ocean to American shores. The right glove in this duo was signed and inscribed by Muhammad Ali one day before that historic event. In a display of brutal punishment and unmatched toughness and heart more suited for a Rocky flick than an actual Heavyweight Championship bout, these two legends pummeled each other four fourteen rounds before trainer Eddie Futch refused to allow Frazier to answer the bell for the fifteenth and final round, fearing for his boxer's life. Ali later commented that it was the closest he too had ever come to death in the ring, declaring Frazier as the second greatest fighter in boxing history.

    Displaying the left glove signed by Frazier in 7/10 black felt tip ink, Ali signed the right in 6/10 felt tip, and adding the following inscription: "World Heavy Weight Boxing Champion Sept 30-19-75 Peace."

    While solely by virtue of the bout's status as one of the boxing's most important and dramatic, the set of vintage "Bryan" gloves should be viewed as a genuine treasure. But when pairing this fact with the overwhelming scarcity and timing of the lot, it gains the status of one of the most significant artifacts of the sweet science to be offered for public sale in recent memory. Full LOA from PSA/DNA for each glove. Full LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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    February, 2017
    25th-26th Saturday-Sunday
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