Two significant pairs of Muhammad Ali fight-worn gloves – Ali’s (then Cassius Clay) gloves from his February 25, 1964 bout against Sonny Liston and his gloves from his March 8, 1971 bout against Joe Frazier (Ali-Frazier I) – each sold for $385,848 in a SCP Auctions’ November auction which concluded early Saturday. The sale of these two items sets a world-record price for any piece of boxing memorabilia at public auction.
The Angelo Dundee Estate Collection of boxing memorabilia, more than one hundred items spanning the breadth of renowned trainer Dundee’s extraordinary career, brought in more than $1.3 million. Jim Dundee, the late Angelo’s son, plans to donate a portion of the proceeds from the sale to the Muhammad Ali Foundation and the auction will also help the Dundee family fulfill Angelo’s wish that necessary medical care be provided and funded for Jim’s sister, who suffers from Multiple Sclerosis.
That’s some serious cash, of course. It’s great that Dundee’s family will get much needed assistance with some medical bills, while also offering some money from the proceeds to charity.