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Lot # 1311: 1971 Muhammad Ali vs. Buster Mathis Full Ticket - One of Two PSA Examples! PSA Authentic

Starting Bid: $500.00

Bids: 27 (Bid History)

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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

Displayed is a rare full ticket from the Muhammad Ali versus Buster Mathis Nov. 17, 1971, heavyweight fight 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 fight was held at the Astrodome in Houston, Texas, and Ali controlled the fight all the way. Before the fight, Ali had boasted, "I'm going to do to Buster what the Indians did to Custer." Ali knocked down Mathis twice in both Round 11 and Round 12, but despite his pre-fight boast, Ali refused to knockout Mathis, possibly out of compassion, and Ali received a unanimous decision. Three years after this bout, Ali would reclaim the World Heavyweight title when he defeated George Foreman with an eighth-round knockout. The ticket has great eye appeal. It has been encapsulated and graded AUTHENTIC by PSA, and it is one of only two examples ever graded by PSA.

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