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    1974 Muhammad Ali Training Worn & Signed Boxing Gloves. "Love, Muhammad Ali, 1974" is written by the Greatest himself at interior left wristband here, assigning the heavily-worn pair of twelve-ounce Everlast gloves to a year best remembered for the iconic Rumble in the Jungle. Handwritten notation at interior right wrist, "Muhammad Ali Gloves from Deer Lake, PA, 1974," is in the hand of legendary Ali collector Pete Morkovin, a regular visitor to that rural training camp where the greatest name in the sport prepared for battle.

    All of these details are confirmed in leading boxing collectibles expert Craig Hamilton's lengthy letter of authenticity, and he also suggests that the twelve-ounce weight would be most compatible with bag work, as Ali typically wore heavier models for sparring. Original laces are present. With fight worn models commonly commanding six-figure prices at auction, this pair from the height of Ali's fame and talent stands as a welcome alternative and a wonderful tribute to his famous words, "I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'" LOA from Craig Hamilton. Full LOA from PSA/DNA.

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