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its a knockout - Muhammed Ali's gloves from his historic victory over Sonny Liston in 1964 have sold for a world record £520,000 at auction last night.<br />
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The boxing gloves were worn by the then Cassius Clay when against all odds he claimed the Heavyweight Championship of the world on 25th February 1964.<br />
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Liston was the most intimidating fighter at the time and the match was one of the most anticipated in the sport's history.<br />
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Clay, weighing in at 210lbs and Liston, at 218lbs, fought for seven rounds before the former heavyweight retired and Clay was declared the winner by technical knockout.<br />
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The hammer finally went down at $836,500 over £200,000 more than the estimate.