- Muhammad Ali
- Rare Signed Boxing Glove
as Cassius X
Ali, Muhammad (b.1942) Three time Heavyweight
Champion of the World. Won the Olympic Gold Medal in Rome (1960).
One of the most recognized faces and names in the world. Offered
in a miniature boxing glove signed by Ali with his extremely
rare signature Cassius X. Ali signed this glove,
by special request, at a sports show on September 9, 1990. This
exact glove was used as a half page illustration on page 19 of
The Collectors Guide To Muhammad Ali Autographs. A copy
of the limited edition of this book signed by all three authors
is included with this glove. We quote from the book: A
week before Clays big Championship fight with Sonny Liston
(February 25, 1964) Clay was called to take an examination at
the induction Center in Coral Gables, Florida. Clay took the
test and signed it with a large signature Cassius X.
This is the first time he signed his name this way. After scoring
the test, the supervisor of the Induction Center asked Clay what
does the X mean? Clay responded by saying that he was a
member of the Nation of Islam and that they rejected names handed
to them by former slave masters. The X took the place
of their real but unknown black names. The name Cassius X lasted
less than three weeks.
This glove is unique and worthy of placement in the
finest collector of boxing autographs or in a sports museum.
The signature Cassius X is boldly written in black
ink and the glove is in excellent condition