Heavyweight prices in Ali sale

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The Independent Online
Robes and gloves worn by Muhammad Ali at the height of his boxing career went on show to British fans yesterday, ahead of a unique sale of memorabilia. More than 3,000 items linked to the former heavyweight champion are to be auctioned in Los Angeles on 19 October.

The collection, which was built up over more than a decade by an American businessman, Ronnie Paloger, is expected to raise around pounds 1m. It is on show at Christie's in London until Sunday, before going to the US.

The centrepiece is the gown he wore for the "Rumble in the Jungle" against George Foreman in Zaire in 1974, which was immortalised in the recent Oscar-winning film When We Were Kings. It is expected to sell for around pounds 75,000.

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