Boxing Robe

Description
Muhammad Ali (b.1942) "The Greatest," gained fame for his boxing skills, carisma 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."
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
robe
robe, boxing
Date made
ca 1974
user
Ali, Muhammad
Physical Description
fabric, cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 47 in x 23 in; 119.38 cm x 58.42 cm
ID Number
1977.1073.02
accession number
1977.1073
catalog number
1977.1073.02
subject
Sports
Boxing
Professional
See more items in
Culture and the Arts: Sport and Leisure
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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