Boxing legend Muhammad Ali's gloves fetch USD 860,500 at auction

The gloves were used by Muhammad Ali from Louisville, Kentucky, then named Cassius Clay, to launch a legendary boxing career that made him a global sport icon.

updated: February 23, 2014 15:47 IST
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New York: The gloves Muhammad Ali wore when he beat Sonny Liston to win his first heavyweight world title fetched USD 836,500 at an auction on Saturday, almost 50 years to the day after the fight.

The gloves were part of Heritage Auctions' Sports Platinum Night Auction, and the price was posted on their website. The buyer was not identified.

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