January 28, 1974 Madison Square Garden - Joe Frazier vs. Muhammad Ali - Cornerman Eddie Futch Worn Embroidered Smokin' Joe & Eddie Futch Robe Sections (Futch Collection)
This collection originates from the family of Eddie Futch. Futch was a legend among legends in the field of boxing. He started his tutelage in the gym alongside Joe Louis and often sparred with him back in the 1930s. Futch’s career was short-lived on the professional level in the ring as a heart murmur prevented him from achieving the dream for himself.
However, it did not prevent him from doing the training with the highest level of athletes he could get his hands on. He trained them to compete at their very best. In fact, some say he was the best.
The Hall of Fame trainer worked with champions like Joe Frazier, Larry Holmes, Riddick Bowe, Michael Spinks, Alexis Arguello, Marlon Starling, Wayne McCullough , Montell Griffin, and his first world champion fighter, Don Jordan, who was crowned world welterweight champion in 1958. A family letter/estate letter will be included for authentication.
From the Ali vs. Frasier fight at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 1974 is Futch's cornerman's robe swatch. The fabric is from the embroidered front/back (names) section yelow/green - "Smokin Joe". The back of the main piece has the Everlast tagging still sewn on.
100% Authentic Team, Family Letter
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