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    1979 Muhammad Ali Fight Worn Glove vs. Lyle Alzado. Check out the video from this Mile High Stadium bout and you'll quickly realize that this wasn't just a light-hearted spectacle like Ali's bizarre bout with Japanese wrestler Antonio Inoki in 1976. Though Alzado gained athletic fame terrorizing quarterbacks in the NFL, he was a trained amateur boxer and gave Ali a good contest in the televised eight-round exhibition bout in Denver.

    Though Ali was officially retired at the time, and certainly past his prime, he would ultimately return for two more professional bouts before hanging up his gloves, so this is a legitimate relic from the active career of the three-time Heavyweight Champion. The single (left hand) Everlast glove exhibits sweaty wear from the ninety-five degree contest, and is notated "Ali Fight Glove vs. Lyle Alzado" in black marker. This writing is in the hand of NFL Hall of Famer Floyd Little, whose handwritten and signed letter of provenance accompanies the glove, and reads, "Muhammad Ali gave me this fight glove off his hand in the locker room at Mile High Stadium after he fought Lyle Alzado in 1979." With Ali's gloves from his first Liston bout commanding $836,500 in our February 2014 Platinum Night auction, this is a rare opportunity to own a genuine glove from Ali at a considerably more reasonable price point. Letter of provenance from NFL Hall of Famer Floyd Little. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.


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    May, 2014
    15th-17th Thursday-Saturday
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