Boxing Gloves

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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."
Credit Line
Gift of Muhammad Ali
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Exhibition
American Stories
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
ca 1974
ID Number
1977.1073.01
accession number
1977.1073
catalog number
1977.1073.01
Ali, Muhammad
Everlast
Related Publication
Kendrick, Kathleen M. and Peter C. Liebhold. Smithsonian Treasures of American History
subject
Boxing
Sports
Professional
Physical Description
leather (overall material)
fabric (overall material)
cotton; synthetic fabric (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 10 1/2 in x 6 in; 26.67 cm x 15.24 cm
National Museum of American History
Object Name
gloves, pair of
boxing gloves
gloves, boxing