Boxing Robe worn by Muhammad Ali


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."

Date Made: ca 1974

Wearer: Ali, Muhammad

Subject: Sports, Boxing, Professional

See more items in: Culture and the Arts: Sport and Leisure, Highlights from the Culture and the Arts Collection

Exhibition: Entertainment Nation

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Credit Line: Gift of Muhammad Ali

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1977.1073.02Accession Number: 1977.1073Catalog Number: 1977.1073.02

Object Name: robe, boxing

Physical Description: fabric, cotton (overall material)Measurements: overall: 47 in x 23 in; 119.38 cm x 58.42 cmoverall, mounted: 45 in x 24 in x 15 in; 114.3 cm x 60.96 cm x 38.1 cm


Record Id: nmah_694785

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