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Lot # 1304: 1963 Cassius Clay vs. Doug Jones Full Ticket - Only PSA Graded Example! PSA VG 3

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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

Exceedingly rare full ticket (5.75x1.75") issued for the heavyweight bout between Cassius Clay and Doug Jones, held at Madison Square Garden in New York on March 13, 1963. Graded VG 3 by PSA. This is the ONLY full example of this particular full ticket listed in the PSA Population report and we have never seen another. 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 fight against Jones was one of the toughest of Clay's (Ali's) early career. Jones and Clay entered the bout, respectively, as the second and third-ranked fighters in the heavyweight division. Clay won a hard-fought ten-round unanimous decision, but the result didn't sit well with the ringside crowd, who booed and littered the ring with trash following the announcer's call. Less than a year later Clay shocked the world by defeating Sonny Liston for the heavyweight crown.

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