Muhammad Ali’s Championship-Winning Gloves Sell At Auction For N139million

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Boxing great Muhammad Ali’s gloves when he won his first championship title have sold an auction for almost N139million.

Organized by Heritage Auctions, the auction held almost 50 years since since Ali had beaten Sonny Liston to win the title.

“These are the very gloves that Ali wore when he claimed his first heavyweight championship 50 years ago and, given the attention these received from media and fans all over the world, and the spectacular price they achieved, it’s clear that Ali is just as loved and respected today as he’s ever been,” said Chris Ivy, director of sports collectibles at Heritage Auctions.

It was after that fight that Ali uttered two of his most famous quotes: “I am the greatest!” and “I shook up the world!”




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