Agence France-PresseFebruary 23, 2014 04:48
The gloves Muhammad Ali wore when he beat Sonny Liston to win his first heavyweight world title fetched $836,500 at Auction on Saturday, almost 50 years to the day after the fight.
The gloves were part of Heritage Auctions' Sports Platinum Night Auction, and the price was posted on their website. The buyer was not identified.
The gloves were used by the young fighter from Louisville, Kentucky, then named Cassius Clay, to launch a legendary boxing career that made him a global sport icon.