Muhammad Ali WBC Heavyweight Belt Sells, Jim Irsay, owner of the Indianapolis Colts, says he would tour the nation with Muhammad Ali’s legendary WBC heavyweight title from the 1974 “Rumble in the Jungle,” which sold for £5.15 million.
1974 WBC heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali It went for £5.15 million. Ali defeated the intimidating George Foreman to reclaim the heavyweight championship.
The gold-colored metal belt in Texas sold for 13 times its initial £400,000 estimate. Jim Irsay, the owner of the Indianapolis Colts, emerged victorious in the belt contest.
The legendary WBC heavyweight championship belt from Muhammad Ali’s Rumble in the Jungle battle sold for an astounding £5.15 million.
When Ali defeated the intimidating George Foreman to reclaim the heavyweight championship in the African nation of Zaire, now the Democratic Republic of the Congo, it became one of boxing’s most enduring events. Eighth-round knockout by Ali gave him the victory.
Jim Irsay, owner of the Indianapolis Colts, announced in a tweet that he had won the belt battle. Irsay has disclosed that he bought the belt for his travelling collection of rock music, American history, and pop culture artifacts. I’m happy to serve as the steward. Tweets from Irsay.
Muhammad Ali WBC Heavyweight Belt Sells
On August 2 at Chicago’s Navy Pier and on September 9 in Indianapolis, the belt will be on exhibit Muhammad Ali WBC Heavyweight Belt Sells.
‘Here we present the primary emblem of that historic success, the WBC Heavyweight Championship belt obtained for Muhammad Ali’s triumph against George Foreman in the legendary “Rumble in the Jungle,”‘ a Heritage Auctions spokeswoman stated.
Seven years after his championship had been wrongfully taken away, Ali finally finished his arduous trek back to the peak of the sport as he drained the thunder from the Foreman storm and then let off his own bolt of lightning, taking Goliath down for the count.
The crimson robe Ali wore before the “fight of the century” with Joe Frazier brought in $290,000 at the same auction Muhammad Ali WBC Heavyweight Belt Sells.
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Before their 1971 fight, which was place in New York’s Madison Square Garden, the famed American boxer entered the ring while wearing the gown. The name of the legendary heavyweight is printed on the reverse of the ruby red shirt with white trim.