Heavyweight Champions Signed Boxing Glove
This is a Lonsdale Boxing glove that has been signed in person by boxing legends of the Heavyweight division including boxing promoter, boxing trainers and five former world heavyweight champions. The boxing glove has been signed by the following five former heavyweight champions of the world; George Foreman, Ken Norton, Larry Holmes, Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield. It has also been signed by boxing trainers Angelo Dundee and Emanuel Steward and infamous boxing promoter Don King. This is truly a one off item, displayed in a glass display case, along with a plaque. 100% authentic original autographs signed in person at a boxing induction world of fame event.
Ken Norton Bibliography
Ken Norton; Kenneth Howard Norton Sr was born August 9, 1943 and is a former heavyweight boxer and former WBC Heavyweight Champion. He was best known for his 12-round victory over Ali, when he famously broke Ali's jaw, becoming only the second man to defeat Ali as a professional after Joe Frazier.He and Ali would fight twice more in their careers, with Ali winning narrowly both return bouts, although many felt Norton truly deserved their third fight. Norton was awarded the WBC title, when Leon Spinks declined a title defense against him However, he lost in his first defense on a split decision to Larry Holmes.
George Foreman Bibliography
George Foreman George Edward Foreman was born January 10, 1949 and is a former professional boxer, former two-time World Heavyweight Champion, Olympic gold medalist. He took up took boxing and won the Heavyweight gold medal at the 1968 Olympics. He won the professional World Heavyweight title with a 2nd round knockout of then-undefeated Joe Frazier in Jamaica in 1973. He made 2 successful title defenses before losing to Muhammad Ali in "The Rumble in the Jungle" in 1974. He was unable to secure another title shot, and retired following a loss in 1977. But 10 years later, he announced a comeback and, in November 1994, at age 45, he regained the Heavyweight Championship by knocking out Michael Moorer. He remains the oldest Heavyweight Champion in history. He finally retired in 1997 at the age of 48.He has been inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame and the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
Larry Holmes Bibliography
Larry Holmes Larry Holmes was born November 3, 1949 and is a retired professional boxer. He grew up in Pennsylvania, which gave birth to his boxing nickname, The "Easton Assassin".
He was the WBC Heavyweight Champion from 1978 to 1983, The Ring Heavyweight Champion from 1980 to 1985, and the IBF Heavyweight Champion from 1983 to 1985. He made 20 successful title defenses, second only to Joe Louis' twenty-five.
Holmes won his first 48 professional bouts, including victories over Earnie Shavers, Ken Norton, Muhammad Ali, Mike Weaver, Gerry Cooney, Tim Witherspoon and Marvis Frazier, and fell one short of matching Rocky Marciano's career record of 49-0.He retired after losing a rematch to Spinks, but made several comebacks and was unsuccessful in 3 further attempts to regain the title, the last in 1995. He had his last fight in 2002 and ended his career with 6 losses. He has been inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame and the World Boxing Hall of Fame.
Evander Holyfield Bibliography
Evander Holyfield Evander Holyfield was born October 19, 1962 and is a retired professional boxer. He is a former Undisputed World Champion in both the cruiserweight and heavyweight divisions, where he earned his nickname "The Real Deal." After winning the bronze medal in the Light Heavyweight division at the 1984 Summer Olympics, he made his debut as a professional at the age of 21.He moved to the cruiserweight division in 1985 and won his first title the following year, he eventually won the Lineal, IBF and WBC titles, becoming the Undisputed Cruiserweight Champion.He moved up to heavyweight in 1988, defeating Buster Douglas for the The Ring, Lineal, WBC, WBA and IBF titles in 1990.He is the only 4-time World Heavyweight Champion, winning the WBA, WBC, and IBF titles in 1990, the WBA and IBF titles in 1993 and the WBA title in 1996 and 2000.
Mike Tyson Bibliography
Mike Tyson Michael Gerard "Mike" Tyson was born June 30, 1966 and is a retired American professional boxer. He is a former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world and holds the record as the youngest boxer to win the WBC, WBA and IBF heavyweight titles.He won his first 19 professional bouts by knockout, 12 of them in the 1st round. He won the WBC title in 1986 after defeating Trevor Berbick. In 1987, he added the WBA and IBF titles after defeating James Smith and Tony Tucker. He was the first heavyweight boxer to simultaneously hold the WBA, WBC and IBF titles, and the only heavyweight to successively unify them.
In 1988, he became the lineal champion when he knocked out Michael Spinks. He successfully defended the world heavyweight championship 9 times, including victories over Larry Holmes and Frank Bruno. In 1990, he lost his titles to underdog James "Buster" Douglas, by a knockout,in one of boxing's greatest upsets. In 1992, he was convicted of rape and sentenced to 6 years in prison but was released after serving 3 years. After his release, he fought in a series of comeback fights. In 1996, he won the WBC and WBA titles after defeating Frank Bruno and Bruce Seldon. After being stripped of the WBC title, he lost his WBA crown to Evander Holyfield in 1996. Their 1997 rematch ended when he was disqualified for biting Holyfield's ear.
In 2002, he fought for the world heavyweight title at the age of 35, losing to Lennox Lewis. He eventually retired from professional boxing in 2006.He has been inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame and the World Boxing Hall of Fame.
Angelo Dundee Bibliography
Angelo Dundee was born Angelo Mirena; August 30, 1921 and died February 1, 2012 and was an American boxing trainer and cornerman.He was best known for his work with Muhammad Ali from 1960–1981, but he also worked with 15 other world boxing champions, including Sugar Ray Leonard, José Nápoles, George Foreman, George Scott, Jimmy Ellis, Carmen Basilio, Luis Manuel Rodríguez and Willie Pastrano.
Emanuel Steward Bibliography
Emanuel "Manny" Steward was born July 7, 1944 and died October 25, 2012. He was an American boxer, trainer, and commentator for HBO Boxing. He trained 41 world champion fighters throughout his career, most notably Lennox Lewis, Wladimir Klitschko, Thomas Hearns, and Tony Tucker, through the famous Kronk Gym. His heavyweight fighters had a record of 34-2-1 combined in title fights. He was an inductee of the International Boxing Hall Of Fame, and the World Boxing Hall of Fame. He was also known for his charity work in Detroit, Michigan, helping endangered youths to attain an education. A true great in the boxing world.
Don King Bibliography
Donald "Don" King was born August 20, 1931 and is an American boxing promoter known for his involvement in historic boxing matchups. He has been a controversial figure, partly due to a manslaughter conviction , and civil cases brought against him by his fighters.His career highlights include, promoting "The Rumble in the Jungle" and the "Thrilla in Manila". He is well known to hype up his promotions, to ensure his fights were sell outs and he achieved the highest financial reward for his involvement. He has promoted some of the most prominent names in boxing, including Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, George Foreman, Larry Holmes, Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Julio César Chávez, Ricardo Mayorga, Andrew Golota, Bernard Hopkins, Félix Trinidad, Roy Jones, Jr. and Marco Antonio Barrera. All these boxers with few exceptions, have sued him for defrauding them, in most cases he settled the lawsuits for six- to eight-digit pay-offs while managing to avoid a conviction of felony fraud.
He is also known for his conviction in 1966, when he was convicted of nonnegligent manslaughter for killing Sam Garrett, one of his employees. He served almost four years in prison.and after being released, he was later pardoned in 1983.
A MUST FOR ANY COLLECTOR OF SIGNED BOXING MEMORABILIA. A TRUELY RARE AUTOGRAPHED BOXING GLOVE WITH FIVE LEGENDS OF THE HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION, TWO LEGENDARY TRAINERS AND ONE INFAMOUS PROMOTER. A REAL ONE OFF ITEM.
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