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    Muhammad Ali Fight Worn Trunks From 1974 Joe Frazier II Bout On January 28, 1974 at New York's Madison Square Garden Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier fought for the second time in their careers. The two had fought at the same venue in 1971 with the heavyweight title at stake. In that spectacular fight Joe Frazier knocked Ali down in the final round, winning a unanimous decision and handing Ali's his first defeat as a professional. Since that first fight Frazier had lost his title to powerful George Foreman. This rematch with Ali was to determine who would be Foreman's next opponent. The fight lacked the drama of the first meeting, but not the action. When it was over Ali emerged with a hard fought unanimous twelve round decision, although a number of observers at ringside thought Frazier had won. Presented here are the fight worn trunks of Muhammad Ali from this historic bout. The trunks are white satin with black trim and include a manufacturer's label for EVERLAST which reads, "Made Expressly For Muhammad Ali." Following the fight these trunks were presented to George Killian, a nearby resident of Deer Lake where Ali maintained his training camp for this fight. Mr. Killian was a long time friend of Ali who had visited there on numerous occasions while the camp was active. Mr. Killian presented the trunks to long time Ali collector Pete Morkovin, who has supplied a detailed explanation as to how he acquired the item. The trunks show moderate wear, but are perfectly intact and are in overall very good condition. Here's a rare offering from the second bout in Ali's most famous fight trilogy. LOA from Craig Hamilton/ JO Sports.

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    September, 2004
    10th-11th Friday-Saturday
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