Muhammad Ali is most certainly one of the greatest professional boxers of all time and his contributions to the sport can never be understated. His flamboyant style and devil-may-care attitude during his matches made him an instant legend for many. It seems his walkout robe might be sold for a lot of money.
According to TMZ Sports, the robe that Muhammad Ali wore in the leadup to his famous 1965 fight with Sonny Liston is up for auction. It was said that being a rare piece of boxing history, it could sell for over $500K.
Ali wore the robe on his way to the ring in his rematch with Liston, which is considered an all-time classic. Ali knocked out Liston in the match and it also marked the first time he had boxed under the name Muhammad Ali.
After his first match with Liston in 1964, Ali changed his name from Cassius Clay, calling it “a slave name.” For the rematch, Ali wore a white piece with “Muhammad Ali” emblazoned on the back in red letters.
According to Goldin Auctions, the white robe has been photo matched with footage from the event to prove its legitimacy. We will have to wait and see how much the robe will ultimately get sold for next month.