1971 Muhammad Ali v Joe Frazier commemorative gloves
A scarce pair of on-site commemorative gloves from the first Muhammad Ali-Joe Frazier fight. The gold Everlast gloves have black lettering printed on each backhand reading ''MADISON SQUARE GARDEN - WORLDS HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP - MARCH 8, 1971 - JOE FRAZIER Vs MUHAMMAD ALI - EVERLAST-ingly yours''. The heavyweight title bout between unbeaten rivals Ali & Frazier was met with unprecedented hype and deserved acclaim. At ringside that night was a virtual "Who's Who" in entertainment and social circles, including Frank Sinatra attending in a shutterbug capacity for Life Magazine. The gloves were only available in very limited quantity at the Garden on the night of the fight. The condition is good. There are a couple of small tears to the lace holes (see photos) and minor paint loss in places. As to be expected for their age.