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Presented is a boxing protective cup used by Muhammad Ali in training and quite likely during his fights in the 1970's. The cup is black leather with tan interior which has been marked "Ali" in ink on the interior. The cup was given to former Ali sparring partner, Eddie "Bossman" Jones who worked with Ali in preparation for Ali's fight with George Foreman in 1974. The cup shows extensive wear, but is perfectly intact. Comes with 2 LOA's - one from long-time Ali collector who acquired it, and one from Craig Hamilton of JO Sports, Inc. who researched the item expressly for Lelands auction. Included is a photo of Ali wearing a similar cup in a training session.
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