ALI, Muhammad (1942-2016). American professional boxer, considered by many the greatest heavyweight boxer of all time. Olympic Gold medalist (1960). His greatest win might have been traveling to Iraq after it invaded Kuwait. Saddam Hussein took thousands of foreign hostages including 15 Americans. He used them as human shields. Some of them had worked for the GM plant in Baghdad. Ali was supposed to meet Saddam but Saddam stalled for a week. Ali was in rough shape as he ran out of his Parkinson’s medication. Ali was able to find some of the medication at a Baghdad hospital and met with Saddam Hussein on Nov. 29, 1990. Ali convinced Hussein to release all the American hostages and they went to Ali’s modest hotel room. On Dec. 2, 1990, Ali and the hostages flew out of Baghdad to JFK airport in New York. Just a few weeks later on Jan. 16, 1991, the U.S. began bombing Iraq known as “Operation Desert Storm.”
Red Everlast Boxing Glove, measures appx. 11”x7”. Signed by the legendary boxer: “Muhammad Ali AKA Cassius Clay The Champ.” After this writing Ali has drawn a “Loving Heart.” Ali signed with a nice full clean and sharp desirable double signature.
Included is “The Collector’s Guide to Muhammad Ali Autographs.” This very popular reference guide originally published in 2009 is now in its second printing. Eighty-eight pages, heavily illustrated, a must for every collector and dealer who handles autographs of Muhammad Ali. The glove is in excellent condition, a little dusty in places from being in storage. This glove is a highly sought after item for any boxing enthusiast.................$845.00