Sports News – Jim Irsay

Image Colts Owner Irsay Pays $6M for Ali Belt at Auction – Colts owner Jim Irsay made a major late-night acquisition at a hefty price tag. Irsay’s latest move wasn’t football-related. Instead, it is the newest addition to his growing historic collection: Muhammad Ali’s WBC championship belt won in the fighter’s 1974 “Rumble in the Jungle” victory over George Foreman in Zaire. Irsay acquired the item for $6 million at auction after a bidding process that lasted until nearly 4 a.m. Sunday morning. It is considered one of the most treasured examples of boxing memorabilia in existence. The belt sold in 2016 for $358,500 and then sold in 2017 for $120,000. According to Heritage Auctions, the belt is one of just two known Ali WBC belts; the other is held in a private museum collection and unlikely to be sold, according to the company. Read more at:  https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/34289412/indianapolis-colts-owner-jim-irsay-pays-6m-muhammad-ali-wbc-championship-belt-auction (Stephen Holder/ESPN)

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