George Foreman Gloves

George Foreman Gloves

MUHAMMAD ALI "Foreman vs Ali Zaire" Right Hand Wrap Worn During 1974 Fight

    Hi everyone, this is Lee the Appraiser from the world-famous 'APR57 Gallery,' here in New York City. Today, we have the privilege of examining these glove wraps, used and signed by George Foreman in his fight with Muhammad Ali, famously known as the 'Rumble in the Jungle.'

    The fight was held on October 30, 1974, in Kinshasa, Zaire. In this fight, 32-year-old Muhammad Ali becomes the heavyweight champion of the world for the second time when he knocked out 25-year-old champ George Foreman in the 8th round of the 'Rumble in the Jungle.' The fight is famous for Ali's introduction of the 'rope-a-dope' tactic. It has been called 'the greatest sporting event of the 20th century,' and was watched by a record estimate television audience of 1 billion viewers worldwide, becoming the world's most-watched live television broadcast at that time. 

    The wrap gloves are an eggshell beige color and signed by George Forman in red ink right across the knuckles.  This piece of boxing history is perfectly preserved, and it shows light blood stains on the knuckle area. These gloves were given by George to the owner of the gym that he always trained at. George gave the wrap gloves as a token of appreciation because the gym owner never charged George to use the gym, but that was understandable because just having George use the facility helped the gym bring in even more clients. By having a heavyweight champion train at your gym, it brings a lot of publicity, foot traffic, and clients that come in to train and watch. Anyhow, we got this from the individual who got this from the owner of the gym. 

Appraisal Value: $400,000.00
Our price: $195,000.00
It also comes with: 
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