Muhammad Ali’s Boxing Gloves Just Got Sold For $606,375

In 1971, Muhammad Ali battled Joe Frazier in an epic boxing match that’s known simply as the “Fight of the Century.” It was the first time that two undefeated boxers had fought each other for the heavyweight title, and Frazier won in 15 rounds via unanimous decision.

The fight lived up to its hype, and now, 45 years later, every piece of memorabilia is still valuable. Case in point: Ali’s Everlast gloves from the bout just sold in an auction and fetched a very good price.

How much did collector Jeff Rosenberg receive for parting with the gloves? An incredible $606,375, which is $218,000 more than Rosenberg paid to acquire the gloves in 2014.Rosenberg made the decision to sell his gloves after Ali died in June. He said owning them for two years was an “honor,” and is thankful the gloves are going to a collector who values them the same way he did and will give them a good home. The buyer hasn’t been publicly disclosed yet. Another undisclosed buyer purchased a jock strap allegedly worn by Frazier for $10,200

 

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