New York, US - Boxing legend Mohammad Ali may be down with ill health, but his fighting gloves have continued to fetch good money. At a public auction in New York, US, on Saturday, the gloves won by Ali - who was then known as Cassius Clay - as he faced Sonny Liston in the ring on 25 Feb. 1964 fetched US$836,500.
PANA recalls that the fight won Ali his first Heavyweight Championship.
The auction took place almost 50 years exactly from the day of the fight.
According to the online fightnews.com, the gloves were purchased by a collector who wished to remain unidentified.
Ali, who is now 72, was diagnosed with Parkinson's Syndrome in 1984.