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    Late 1950's Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) Amateur Training Worn Boxing Gloves. We all think of Muhammad Ali as a champion, humanitarian and trailblazer. Forgotten is all the hard work it took to shape the future champion. Before he was an Olympian and heavyweight champion, Cassius Clay had to develop his craft. The youngster did so at The Columbia Street Gym in Louisville, Kentucky. Under Joe Martin's watchful eye, Clay got better and climbed the ranks. Gold Gloves success soon followed.

    We are pleased to offer a pair of "Post" boxing gloves (14-16 ounces) which Clay used when he was getting ready for prime time. "Post New York" is sewn to a white label on the wrist of both. We are certain The Columbia Gym had a shrine built for Ali's early-career accomplishments as we have another pair of speed gloves used by him which is sourced from the same venue. Both gloves show good overall wear. "CC" is written on the inside by a gym staffer. Authentication is secure as a letter from the family of the maintenance worker at The Columbia Gym who owned these will attend. Further authentication comes via a letter from Peter Morkovin, an Ali collector and dealer for nearly 40 years. Letter of provenance from family of The Columbia Gym worker. Letter of provenance from Peter Morkovin.

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    September, 2016
    10th Saturday
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