December 2011 Catalog > Sports > Boxing
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Lot 737: 1976 Muhammad Ali vs. Antonio Inoki Full Ticket
On June 26, 1976, a fight was held at the Nippon Budokan arena in Tokyo, Japan between American boxer Muhammad Ali and Japanese Professional Wrestler Antonio Inoki. At the time, Ali was the reigning WBC/WBA Heavyweight Champion; Inoki had been staging exhibition fights against champions from other martial art backgrounds in an attempt to show that pro wrestling was the dominant fighting discipline. The fight itself, which was fought under special rules (and the result of which has been long debated), is seen as being a precursor to modern mixed martial arts. This full, unused ticket is completely gorgeous in red and gold and is NRMT.
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