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Muhammad Ali auction items to fetch heavyweight prices

Muhammad Ali auction items to fetch heavyweight prices

Muhammad Ali’s 1974 WBC heavyweight championship boxing belt and a handwritten letter about his conversion to Islam are among items that will hit the auction block in September, in the biggest such sale since the death of the iconic boxer in June.

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• January 17, 1942 – Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. was born in Louisville, Kentucky in the United States. His parents were Cassius Marcellus Clay, Sr. (billboards and signs painter) and Odessa Grady Clay (household domestic).

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‘The Greatest’ is gone

Heavyweight boxing legend Muhammad Ali, an icon of the 20th Century whose fame transcended the sport during a remarkable career that spanned three decades, died Friday, his family said.

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