Muhammad Ali’s championship belt from his 1974 “Rumble within the Jungle” heavyweight identify battle was once offered at public sale on Sunday for US$6.18 million.
The winner of the heated festival for the belt was once Indianapolis Colts proprietor Jim Irsay, in keeping with Heritage Auctions in Dallas.
In a tweet Sunday, Irsay showed he obtained the belt for his selection of rock song, American historical past and popular culture memorabilia this is recently traveling the rustic.
The belt can be displayed on Aug. 2 at Chicago’s Army Pier and on Sept. 9 in Indianapolis.
“Proud to be the steward!” Irsay tweeted.
“After a number of hours of observing two bidders move from side to side over this belt, this proved to be a struggle worthy of the Rumble itself,” Chris Ivy, Heritage’s director of sports activities auctions, stated in a observation.
The 1974 battle was once one in every of boxing’s maximum memorable moments. Ali stopped the fearsome George Foreman to recapture the heavyweight identify within the African country of Zaire. Ali gained the battle in a knockout within the 8th spherical.