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Items from Muhammad Ali's life to be auctioned

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By Euronews
Items from Muhammad Ali's life to be auctioned

<p>Nearly 80 items closely linked to the life of Muhammad Ali who died earlier this year are being auctioned.</p> <p>The internet sale of mostly collector’s items includes the first of the boxer’s heavyweight championship belts ever offered at auction. </p> <p>Also up for grabs are the shorts Ali wore in his famous 1974 “Rumble in the Jungle” fight against George Foreman in Zaire, and the robe he wore during a 1976 fight against Ken Norton <span class="caps">III</span>.</p> <p>Another highlight is a handwritten letter Ali wrote to Life magazine in 1964 announcing he was changing his name from Cassius Clay.</p> <p>The sale organised by Heritage Auctions in New York will conclude on September 10.</p>