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White satin boxing trunks with black trim worn by Cassius Clay during fight training early in the 1960’s. His many amazing feats on his road to greatness were often times prognosticated by Cassius Clay himself. With an uncanny ability to predict which round he would take a fight, he was flawless in his predictions until Doug Jones (1963). Few athletes, in any arena, have competed and dominated with this kind of confidence and execution, and no fighter in the history of boxing has ever won in the fashion that Muhammad Ali was able to do time and time again, winning the World Heavyweight title three times, a record that still stands today. These fabulous Pearson trunks will surely be the talk of the town among boxing collectors. Worn for training before he became champion, and before he proclaimed his identity as Muhammad Ali. They bear the “Pearson” of Philadelphia label on the center waistband and carry a black sharpie signature, “Muhammad Ali” on the left leg (signed in the 1980’s). Part of the Drew “Bundini” Brown estate collection, tag # RK 8820. Comes with a letter of authenticity from boxing expert, Craig Hamilton, who has researched and authenticated this piece. Trunks are in Good condition with heavy signs of wear. Some faint dirt marks and an overall slight yellowing of the satin. No rips or tears to the fabric.
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