MEMPHIS, Tenn. (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Graceland Auctions says it is planning an auction of authenticated Muhammad Ali memorabilia later this year.READ MORE: Pipeline Company Threatening To Cutoff Natural Gas Service To 5 Texas Power Plants
The Memphis-based auction house says the auction of items associated with the 74-year-old former boxing champion will take place this fall in the United States, though an exact location has not been disclosed.
Fans and collectors will be able to participate in the auction in person and online.READ MORE: Crowley Police Investigating After Shooting Leaves 22-Year-Old Clinging To Life
Consigned items will be included in the new exhibition “I Am The Greatest: Muhammad Ali at The O2,” located in London. The exhibition features more than 100 Ali-related artifacts — including unseen footage, photographs and rare personal memorabilia.
It was in Texas, in 1967, where Muhammad Ali made headlines for refusing to be drafted into the U.S. Army. Claiming that his status as a Muslim minister and a conscientious objector made him exempt, Ali refused to enlist and fight in the war in Vietnam.
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