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Lot # 1317: 1973 Muhammad Ali vs. Rudi Lubbers Ticket Stub - One of Two PSA Examples! PSA Authentic

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Item was in Auction "Spring Classic 2022",
which ran from 5/20/2022 7:00 PM to
6/11/2022 10:00 PM



From the #1 Ranked Muhammad Ali Ticket Collection on the PSA Registry "Set Break" in the Lelands Spring Classic 2022. Named "Muhammad Ali On-site ticket collection" on the Registry itself, the collection is 74.60% complete with a Weighted GPA of 11.56. The ticket stub is for the 12-round boxing match at Senyan Stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia, on October 20, 1973. Ali, weighing 217.5 pounds, was a 4-1 favorite over Rudi Lubbers, the 196-pound Dutch heavyweight. Ali won a unanimous decision and easily battered his opponent throughout the contest. A crowd of 25,000 attended. Lubbers was outmatched, but he never went down, even though he was pummeled and bleeding from the nose and had his right eye almost closed. Ali employed mostly left jabs, saving his injured right hand. When asked about not throwing many right-handed punches, Ali replied, "I have to save this for Joe Frazier." Ali was referring to his scheduled fight with Joe Frazier on January 28, 1974, in New York City. It was Ali's chance to avenge his first loss as a professional boxing, when he lost to Frazier in a battle for the World Heavyweight Championship on March 8, 1971. The rare ticket stub has been encapsulated and graded by PSA AUTHENTIC, one of only two PSA graded examples.

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