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This is a unique, one-of-a-kind advertising mock-up to promote a boxing match between boxing legend Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) against Mr. Tooth Decay during Dental Hygiene for Children Day in Washington, D.C. in January 1980 sponsored by the American Dental Association. The 23 X 15 display on matte board features a 14 X 11 photograph art rendering labeled, “Muhammad Ali Presents: ‘The Champ’ of a specially designed toothbrush in the shape of Ali’s muscular arm with his gloved boxing hand on one end and cleaning bristles on the other. Newsprint articles attached picture Ali titled, “Ali KOs tooth decay,” describing an event at the foot of the Washington Monument before 2,500 children where Ali interacted and put on a boxing exhibit against Mr. Tooth Decay in the ring. This rare advertising exhibit is accompanied by a sealed record with one side of the jacket titled, “The Fight of the Century Muhammad Ali Fights Mr. Tooth Decay A Beautiful Children’s Story,” and the other side “The Adventures of Ali and His Gang Vs. Mr. Tooth Decay.” The record features other notables including Frank Sinatra, Howard Cosell and Ossie Davis and was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Recording for Children. Ali who was often outspoken on many subjects including social issues also made a short film at the time in which Mr. Tooth Decay was played by boxer Chuck Wepner.
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Auction closed on Sunday, December 1, 2019.
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