Boxing Gloves

Description
Muhammad Ali (b. 1942) "The Greatest" gained fame for his boxing skills, charisma and the controversy he generated outside the ring. In 1976 the Smithsonian acquired Ali's boxing gloves and robe for an exhibition on the American Bicentennial, A Nation of Nations. At the donation ceremony, before a crowd of reporters and cheering spectators, Ali predicted that his Everlast gloves would become"the most famous thing in this building."
Object Name
gloves, pair of
boxing gloves
Date made
ca 1974
user
Ali, Muhammad
maker
Everlast
Physical Description
leather (overall material)
fabric (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 10 1/2 in x 6 in; 26.67 cm x 15.24 cm
ID Number
1977.1073.01
accession number
1977.1073
catalog number
1977.1073.01
subject
Boxing
Sports & Leisure
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Culture and the Arts: Sport and Leisure
Exhibition
Exhibit:
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Related Publication
Kendrick, Kathleen M. and Peter C. Liebhold. Smithsonian Treasures of American History

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