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Lot # 1320: 1974 Muhammad Ali vs. George Foreman "Rumble in the Jungle" Full Ticket - PSA PR 1 - One of Two PSA-Graded Examples!

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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 issued for the Heavyweight Championship bout between Muhammad Ali and champion George Foreman, held at Stade du 20 Mai, in Kinshasa, Zaire, on October 30, 1974. Graded PR 1 by PSA. Foreign tickets for Ali championship fights, especially full examples for historically significant bouts, are rare and this example is no exception. This is one of only two examples of this particular full ticket listed in the PSA Population Report. It is the only example graded at this level, with the other graded just a half-point higher. 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. The famous "Rumble in the Jungle" against George Foreman was perhaps Ali's greatest bout. Given little chance to win against the younger and stronger champion, Ali once again shocked the world. Unveiling his famous "rope-a-dope" strategy, he allowed Frazier to tire himself out, setting him up for an eventual knockout in round eight. Despite all the publicity surrounding the fight at the time, souvenirs of any kind are scarce, with full tickets probably the rarest of all such mementos.

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