MEARS Auction #187, Ends Saturday, May 4th, 2024, 10:00 PM CST w/ 30-Minute Per Lot Rule In Effect
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 5/5/2024

These trunks were once part of the personal collection of MEARS President/CEO Troy R Kinunen. Included with this lot is a single page with handwritten notes taken at the time the trunks were purchased from the original owner. Noted were the following facts:

The owner was 21 years old and a part time assistant to the cook. Ali’s training meals were prepared at the Concord Hotel and the owner worked in the clubhouse. Joe Louis made an appearance, and it was noted he was on oxygen. Sugar Ray Leonard also stopped by for a visit. Jimmy Ellis and Duane Bobick were sparring partners.

Ali’s long time cook Lana Shabaz oversaw the traditional Muslim menu which was to be high on protein.

The trunks are Ali’s trademark Everlast Brand with the “Designed Exclusively for Muhammad Ali” on the label. A picture of the original owner accompanies the lot. According to the original recipient, due to his hard work during training camp, Ali personally presented him with his training trunks used for the Norton 3 fight immediately before the auction bout.

It was noted Ali trained very hard for this third match against Norton, and these trunks show tremendous use. One of the finest pairs of Ali Training trunks known. LOA MEARS Auctions.

1976 Muhammad Ali Training Worn Trunks from the Norton 3 Fight at Yankee Stadium (MEARS LOA) "One of the Finest Known Examples"
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Minimum Bid: $1,000
Final prices include buyers premium.: $6,200
Number Bids:20
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