The Colossal Amount Muhammad Ali's 1974 WBC Belt Was Sold For

The WBC belt won by the famous fighter Muhammad Ali was sold at an auction for an astronomical amount of money.

American businessman Jim Irsay added to his collection of historical artifacts the WBC belt won by Muhammad Ali in 1974 in his legendary victory over George Foreman on Sunday night.

The WBC belt Muhammad Ali won after his famous 1974 Rumble In The Jungle fight with Foreman in Zaire is one of only two Muhammad Ali WBC belts whose fate is known.

Muhammad Ali's WBC Belt Sold For An Astronomical Amount

Jim Irsay, the owner of the Indianapolis Colts football team, made his purchase known Sunday in a Twitter post.

The American businessman paid no less than 6.18 million dollars - the price set by auction house Heritage Auction and one of the highest amounts ever paid for a sports collectible.

Jim Irsay announced that the items in his vast collection will be on display at two exhibitions in Chicago in August and Indianapolis in September.

Who Was Muhammad Ali?


Nicknamed "The Greatest", Muhammad Ali is considered by many to be the greatest boxer of all time.

The former world heavyweight champion retired from the sport in 1981 with a record of 56 wins and only 5 losses.

Born Cassius Clay, the former boxing great first stepped foot in a boxing gym at the age of 12. His enormous talent was immediately noticed, and just six years later, in Rome in 1960, he wowed the world by winning Olympic gold.

Four years later, having already turned professional, Cassius Clay continued his impressive story, winning the WBA and WBC world heavyweight titles after a superb fight with the great Sonny Liston.

The former athlete was the first boxer in the world to win the belts on three separate occasions (1964, 1974, and 1978).
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Declared "Sportsman of the Century" by Sports Illustrated and "Sports Personality of the Century" by the BBC, Muhammad Ali became famous in his youth not only for his unmistakable boxing style but also for his oratorical talent.

The way he challenged his rivals with highly entertaining and controversial statements took boxing to a new level, with interest becoming huge around the world.

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