BROWN, DREW "BUNDINI" WOOL JACKET (1970'S)

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Regular price $3,500.00

Drew Bundini Brown (March 21, 1928 – September 24, 1987) was an assistant trainer and cornerman of Muhammad Ali, as well as occasional film actor. He was portrayed by actors Bernie Mac and Jamie Foxx in the films Don King: Only in America, and Ali respectively. Brown joined Muhammad Ali's entourage as a cornerman in 1963 and remained with him throughout his career. Later he also became a part of James "Quick" Tillis entourage as a cornerman. Brown was also one of Ali's speech writers. He wrote certain poems, including that which coined Ali's famous and oft quoted: Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee, your hands can't hit what your eyes can't see. Ali used the poem to taunt Sonny Liston at the press conference prior to his February 25, 1964 victory over the WBA and WBC champion to claim both titles. Offered here is a rare, original wool, camp coat of Bundini Brown.
This is a burgundy, wool coat. Size 46. On the back in bold white letters are the words, MUHAMMAD ALI. On the front left breast is the word in script, BUNDINI. On the right front breat are a butterfly, and two bees which reflect his famous poem about Ali. Long sleeves. Care label in collar. Coat has several glue spots on front where there coat was previously mounted. Can likely be removed and do not detract from the coat's appearance.

Size: 46

Condition: very good