March 5, 1958 - Cassius Clay Official 31st Annual Golden Gloves Finals Chicago Stadium Program (O'Brien Muhammad Ali Boxing Collection)
This item has the honor of being part of the Glen O’Brien collection. O’Brien’s collection is an important and integral part of boxing history. For countless years, O’Brien collected memorabilia from his hero Muhammad Ali. He was considered a close personal friend of Ali and deemed his biggest fan by the legend. O’Brien purchased many items directly from Ali and did exclusive autograph signings with him.
This particular offering was part of the rare and unique archive O’Brien had and was discovered in a singular cardboard box. Together and complete from the early amateur career of the Greatest. O’Brien’s family attests that this magical gathering was part of the items purchased directly from Ali.
The Golden Gloves tournaments still remain one of the most prestigious amateur boxing competitions in the country. This is one of the earliest known programs that showcases a young Cassius Clay with the amateur boxing stars of Louisville, Kentucky. He is on page 16. He fought in the light-heavyweight category (175lbs.) and the overall winner was Kent Green of Chicago. The program overall is in EX condition with mild handling wear and some aging present.
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