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Few other artists in history are as linked to a specific sport as the extraordinary LeRoy Neiman is to boxing. This stunning 25-by-33-inch print of Ali and George Foreman, numbered by the artist 24/300, is mounted and framed to an overall dimension of 30-by-40 inches. Signed in the lower right corner in bold, dramatic pencil by Neiman, it also features a striking Muhammad Ali autograph on the bottom beneath an elaborate inscription. "To Angelo Dundee From the Greatest Fighter You Ever Had, Muhammad Ali, King of the Heavys." And then Ali dated it Sept. 5-74. To round it out, Ali added a tidy morsel of prophecy, adding "Next Champ" at the end. In just under two months, Ali had upended Foreman in the "Rumble in the Jungle" in Zaire, Africa, regaining the WBF and WBC crowns he had grudgingly relinquished to Joe Frazier three years earlier. A super-large Angelo Dundee autograph appears on the back of the framed piece, with Dundee adding the inscription, "My private collection! How about that!"

Comes with an LOA from the Dundee Family and an 12-by-8-inch color photograph showing Dundee in front of the artwork. Comes with an LOA from the Dundee Family.

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Minimum Bid: $1,000
Final prices include buyers premium.: $33,845
Number Bids: 24
Auction closed on Sunday, December 2, 2012.
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