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Lot # 1314: 1972 Muhammad Ali vs. George Chuvalo Full Ticket PSA EX-MT 6 (Pop 1 of 1 Highest Graded)

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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



Full ticket (5.5x2") issued for the NABF Heavyweight Championship bout between champion Muhammad Ali and George Chuvalo held at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, British Columbia, on May 1, 1972. Graded EX-MT 6 by PSA. Foreign tickets for Ali fights, especially full examples, are rare and this example is no exception. This is the ONLY example of this particular full ticket graded at this level by PSA, with NONE graded higher. It is also one of only six full examples listed in the PSA Population Report. This ticket was culled from the #1 Ranked Muhammad Ali Ticket Collection on the PSA Registry, which is being offered as a "set break" in our Spring Classic 2022 auction. Listed on the PSA Registry as "Muhammad Ali On-Site Ticket Collection," the collection is 74.60% complete with a Weighted GPA of 11.56. Chuvalo was a five-time Canadian Heavyweight Champion, whose main claim to fame today is that he was never knocked down in his ninety-three professional fights. Chuvalo kept his streak of staying upright intact during his bout against Ali, but he lost a unanimous twelve-round decision. This was Chuvalo's second loss to Ali, with the first having taken place in 1966. Following that first bout, which also ended in a unanimous-decision win for Ali, Chuvalo was described by Ali as "the toughest guy I ever fought."

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