Description1980 Muhammad Ali Training Worn Gloves Inscribed to Stallone. Specially-crafted seventeen ounce (17 oz.) gloves were presented to Stallone by the reigning Heavyweight Champion just nine days before he would surrender that title to Larry Holmes in a one-sided Caesar's Palace affair. Like the training worn headgear likewise presented in this auction, the gloves exhibit solid wear, with the right glove inscribed in black marker to the Hollywood superstar at interior wrist, "To Sly, Muhammad Ali, Sept 23-80." The interior wrist of the left glove is simply autographed. Each "Everlast" label at exterior wrist bears the essential "Made Expressly for Muhammad Ali" text that further ensures authenticity.
"These are the training gloves Ali used in his epic fight with Larry Holmes, I believe in 1980. He signed them to me and he said they were very special because his hands at that time were very sore - as he said, quote "brittle," end quote. So these gloves were oversized to help him withstand the impact. He also gave me this great one-of-a-kind headgear that was made specifically for him and this fight."
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