International Memorabilia

MUHAMMAD ALI SIGNED ROBE

Lot No
89
Description
The Thrilla in Manila was the third and final boxing match between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. It took place on the 1st of October 1975 for the heavyweight championship of the world at the Philippine Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City, Philippines. The venue was renamed from Araneta Coliseum, specifically for the match. Ali won by technical knockout (TKO) after Frazier's chief second, Eddie Futch, conceded the fight prior to the 15th round. The contest's name is derived from the frequent rhyming boast made by Ali that the fight would be a "killa and a thrilla and a chilla, when I get that gorilla in Manila." The bout is consistently ranked as one of the best in the sport's history and was the culmination of a three-bout rivalry between the two fighters that Ali won, 2–1.

This lot brings back the memories of one of the greatest bouts in the history of boxing. It was a ruthless blow for the two, the entire 15 rounds of what was christened the “Thrilla in Manila” one of the bloodiest and most brutal fights to go down in boxing history. It was watched by 700 million people on television and almost 27,000 sweating in Araneta Coliseum. By the 14th round of "Thrilla in Manila", Muhammad Ali made sure it was to be the last of the legendary fight by deploying thirty tremendous punches.
Estimate
Rs. 3,50,000 - 4,50,000

Winning Bid

₹ 1,40,663

(Inclusive 15% margin)

additional information

Presentation comes along with a certification of authenticity from Muhammad Ali Enterprise.

This lot will be offered without a reserve.