Muhammad Ali training robe makes $31,500

A white terrycloth training robe, made for champion boxer Muhammad Ali, has sold for $31,250 at Julien's Auctions.

May 31 saw the Everlast terrycloth training robe, which has been signed by the star, sell securely within its $25,000-35,000 estimate.

Muhammad Ali robe
A white Everlast terrycloth training robe made expressly for Muhammad Ali in the early 1980s

Ali donned the robe while preparing for his 61st and final fight against Jamaican-Canadian heavyweight Trevor Berbick.

The fight took place on December 11, 1981. Berbick beat the 39-year-old Ali in a 10 round unanimous decision.

A pair of Ali-signed, white satin Everlast boxing trunks also proved popular, bringing $2,500, while an Ali-signed training-used Spalding speed bag sold for $2,812.

A limited edition print on paper by Rolling Stones guitarist and artist Ronnie Wood, featuring Ali standing victorious above his floored opponent, made $4,062. Signed by both Wood and Ali, the print sold just above its $4,000 high estimate.

In collecting as well as in sporting terms, Ali remains a legendary figure.

December 2012 saw two pairs of Ali's boxing gloves set a new auction record in California.

Both pairs - hailing from 1964 and 1971, respectively - sold for $385,848. Together, they now hold the world record for the most valuable piece of boxing memorabilia ever sold at auction.

We currently have this exceptional, and exceptionally large, Muhammad Ali signed photograph in stock, featuring Ali standing over John, Paul, George and Ringo of the Beatles.

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