Archie Moore was the longest reigning Light Heavyweight World Champion of all time. He also holds the record for the most career knockouts in boxing history (131 in total).
The lot is sold with a letter of provenance and two statements signed by Archie Moore.
In 1957 he fought Tony Anthony in a seven round knockout to retain the Light Heavyweight title. According to the letter from a previous owner, the gloves in this lot were worn during this fight.
According to the statements signed by Archie Moore, the robe was used in several of his championship fights. In one statement, he says it was used in several championship fights including Tony Antony, Yolande Pompey etc., in the other he states it was used in Moore vs. Joey Maxim.