Muhammad Ali’s fight-worn trunks from the Ali vs. Frazier “Fight of the Century” commanded $173,102 at an auction ending Nov. 20.
The auction was held by and the boxing trunks attracted 19 bids.
According to SCP's web site, "These trunks are the most important item of boxing memorabilia ever to be offered at auction. Their significance will increase as the fight and Ali are continually measured against the background of history."
David Kohler, president of SCP Auctions said, "We were honored to handle one of the marque and historic Muhammad Ali pieces of memorabilia from a very historic fight. Ali after losing this fight to Joe Frazier never wore red fight trunks again and returned to the white cole trunks."
In addition to the trunks, SCP held a number of other auctions ending Sunday including: Hall of Famer Julius “Dr. J” Erving’s 1974 New York Nets ABA World Championship ring that sold for $460,741, and Lou Gehrig’s 1938-39 bat used to hit his last home run in a Yankees uniform, originating from the estate of actor Bing Russell closing at $403,664.
Full auction results, inclusive of buyers premium, are available at scpauctions.com. For more information on how to participate or to order an SCP monthly catalogue call 800-350-2273 or visit online.