2018 Fall Classic Auction
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 11/11/2018
Available in this lot is the trunks worn by Muhammad Ali in his second 15 round battle with Canadian George Chuvalo on May 1, 1972. Ali was arrested for draft evasion in 1967 and didn’t fight for four years until his conviction was overturned and he had become a hero to a new, mostly anti-war generation. He was battling his way back to the top when he faced Chuvalo in Vancouver in 1972. Ali vowed to be the first to knock Chuvalo down, only to see the Toronto fighter he once called the Washerwoman absorb his blows without falling for another 12 rounds.

These fight-worn Everlast trunks were given to referee Davey Brown and are signed by Ali in blue felt-tip marker and trainer Angelo Dundee in black felt-tip marker. Ali’s trunks worn in battle with Joe Frazier recently sold at auction for $150,000.

The trunks belong to Sandy Kask, daughter of Referee Davey Brown, and come with a notarized Letter of Provenance from Sandy Kask. The letter reads: “These boxing trunks have been in our family since they were given to my Dad Dave (Davey) Brown after he refereed the Muhammad Ali vs. George Chuvalo fight in Vancouver, B. C. on May 1, 1972. After he refereed the fight, he was handed the shorts from Ali. The shorts were autographed by Muhammad Ali and manager Angelo Dundee at a later reunion of the two at a World Boxing Council meeting in New York where Jose Sulaiman and Don Majeski were also present. It is hard to part with these trunks, but it is also hard to decide who in our large family should get them and have decided to sell them.” he autographs have additionally been authenticated by JSA

Muhammad Ali (born January 17, 1942, died June 3, 2016 at age 74) was one of the greatest sports figures of all time. Sports Illustrated called him “Sportsman of the Century”. Born as Cassius Clay and known throughout his life as “The Greatest” (a nickname he gave himself), Ali’s boxing record speaks for itself: Three-time World Heavyweight Champion, 56 wins, 5 losses, 37 knockouts. Of his five losing battles, he defeated four of his opponents in rematch. But boxing was, as Ali said, “just a means to introduce me to the world.” His life, his legacy, and his humanitarianism remain a timeless inspiration to all mankind.

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Minimum Bid: $5,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $21,155.75
Number Bids: 8
Auction closed on Sunday, November 11, 2018.
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