Training boxing gloves used and signed by Cassius Clay

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Dark red brown training boxing gloves worn by Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) and signed in Louisville, as indicated by the penned note inside the left glove near the wrist. Gloves are edged in faded yellow fabric and tied with dark, faded strings. Stitching throughout the glove is in white thread. On the outside fronts of both gloves below the wrist are manufacturer's labels. [POST / MANUFACTURING CO. / NEW YORK]. Inside the left glove, near the wrist, is a note in faded red ink. [SIGNED BY / CASSIUS CLAY/ Louisville / 1960]. Inside the right glove, near the wrist, is a note in blue pen [From / Cassius Clay / 1960]. Gloves are well worn and wrinkled. The right glove has dark discolourations near the top of the glove on the right side. Date: 1960s. Record ID: nmaahc_2012.173.3ab.

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