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Ali’s gloves, Frazier’s jockstrap from famed 1971 fight go on sale (Reuters)

Posted: July 12, 2016 at 5:33 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Boxing gloves worn by Muhammad Ali during his March 8, 1971 “Fight of the Century” in Madison  Square Garden against Joe Frazier are pictured in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters July 11, 2016. Goldin Auctions/Handout via REUTERS

A jockstrap worn by boxer Joe Frazier when he defeated Muhammad Ali for the combined heavyweight title hit the auction block on Monday, along with the gloves Ali wore in that 1971 bout dubbed the “Fight of the Century.” The jockstrap – expected to sell for $ 10,000 – already met its minimum bid of $ 5,000 bid by mid-morning, said Ken Goldin, owner of Goldin Auctions of Runnemede, New Jersey. No bids had yet been received for the gloves, which are expected to sell for more than $ 1 million, Goldin said. “Here we got one consigned for sale.” The memorabilia went on sale just over a month after Ali’s death at an Arizona hospital at age 74.

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