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Ali's 'Fight of the Century' gloves sold at auction

File photo of Muhammad Ali fighting and opponent. File photo of Muhammad Ali fighting and opponent.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Boxing gloves worn by former World Heavyweight Champion and Louisville native Muhammad Ali during his "Fight of the Century" against Joe Frazier have been sold at auction for a pretty penny.

The winning bidder, who has not been identified, paid $388,375 for the gloves, which Ali wore when he lost the 15-round fight in 1971 at Madison Square Garden in New York. It was the first of three matches between the two legendary boxers.

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An auction house in Cleveland sold the gloves. The inside of the gloves were dated and autographed by Ali and his trainer Angelo Dundee.

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