“Elvis presents Muhammad Ali, training for his defence against Joe Bugner, with a robe. Ali thanked Elvis and went directly to the Las Vegas Convention Center to beat Joe Bugner. He did not wear the robe for the fight, but on March 31, 1974, Ali entered the ring wearing the new robe before fighting Ken Norton. The television commentator for the fight said:
“‘That robe was given by Elvis Presley at his last fight in Las Vegas. It cost around $3000.00 and it’s Ali’s pride and joy ‘On the back it says ‘The People’s Choice’ in rhinestones and jewels and he loves it’.
“Ali lost the fight and never again wore the robe considering it bad luck.