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Boxing Robe worn by Muhammad Ali

Boxing Robe worn by Muhammad Ali

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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."
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
Credit Line
Gift of Muhammad Ali
subject
Sports
Boxing
Professional
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Highlights from the Culture and the Arts Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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