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Lot # 1598: 1971 Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier I "Fight of the Century" Full Ticket PSA GD 2

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Item was in Auction "2024 Summer Classic",
which ran from 6/9/2024 12:00 PM to
6/29/2024 10:00 PM

Rare full ticket from the bout that set off one of the most momentous trilogies in boxing history - Muhammad Ali vs Joe Frazier at Madison Square Garden on March 8, 1971. Ticket measures 1.75x5.5" and is for the 2nd Promenade level. Very slight rounding of the corners is noted and the color of the card stock has faded to a light brown, though the print is clear and legible. The back displays an area of paper loss from tape removal at the bottom, though this does not affect the front. Encapsulated by PSA and graded FULL GOOD 2, this is one of just 11 full tickets ever submitted for grading. The battle between the undefeated Goliaths attracted global attention, with Frazier retaining his Heavyweight Championship in a 15-round decision, dealing Ali his first professional loss. This would spawn two more fierce battles, with The Greatest living up to his nickname by outlasting Smokin' Joe in both.

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