The boxing gloves that Muhammad Ali used in his famed 1964 heavyweight title bout against Sonny Liston are going up for auction and are expected to fetch $500,000,according to ESPN.
Ali, who at the time of the bout was boxing under his given name of Cassius Clay, wore the gloves Feb. 25, 1964. The bout was one that went down in history when the then mouthy 22-year-old defeated Liston by way of a technical knockout and shouted to the world, “I am the greatest!” Shortly after the fight, Ali joined the Nation of Islam and changed his name to Muhammad Ali.
The gloves had actually been previously purchased from the estate sale of Ali’s former trainer, Angelo Dundee, back in December 2002. The gloves sold for a reported $385,848 to an undisclosed buyer.
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