1972 Muhammad Ali v Ba Sounaklo autographed on-site program (Beckett LOA)
A scarce on-site program from Muhammad Ali's exhibition match with Ba Sounaklo, the African Heavyweight Champion. The eight rounds they boxed were the main event in Casablanca, Morocco on the 29th July 1972. The program has been beautifully signed by Ali to the front cover in blue ink. He added "Peace 1972" after his signature. The autograph almost certainly dates from the time of the exhibition itself. This rare French language program consists of 24 pages and remains in excellent condition. The original owner has written the date of the fight in pencil on page three. This program is so rarely seen that it didn't feature in the famous Paloger Auction of Muhammad Ali memorabilia. The Ali autograph has been authenticated by Beckett and comes with their full page LOA - certification number A04471.