Ken Buchanan Signed Boxing Glove
Ken Buchanan Signed Boxing Glove. This is a signed Lonsdale glove signed in person by Ken Buchanan, at a private paid signing. It is displayed in a dome display case along with a plaque with his career summary. A great piece of Boxing Memorabilia,
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Ken Buchanan MBE was born 28 June 1945 and is a Scottish retired professional boxer from Edinburgh and the former undisputed world lightweight champion.
He had a winning streak of 23 consecutive bouts before challenging Maurice Cullen on 19 February 1968 for the British lightweight title in London. He knocked Cullen out in the 11th Round and became a world classified lightweight challenger. He continued his way up the world lightweight rankings by defeating Leonard Tavarez, Angel Robinson Garcia and Whiter (in a rematch) among others, but on 29 January 1970, he found his first stone on the boxing road when he challenged future WBC junior welterweight champion Miguel Velasquez in Madrid, for the European lightweight title. He lost a 15-round decision to Velazquez, but nevertheless, he continued his climb towards the number one spot in the rankings by beating Tavarez in a rematch, Chris Fernandez and Brian Hudson, the latter of whom was beaten by a knockout in five in a defence of the British lightweight title.
In September of that year, he travelled to Puerto Rico, where he would meet Ismael Laguna, the world lightweight champion from Panama, on 26 September 1970. Many experts believed San Juan's warm weather would affect him, but he upset those who thought that way and beat Laguna by a 15-round decision to become world's lightweight champion.
At that time, the WBA and the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBC), were in the middle of a feud, and he was not allowed to defend the WBA title fight in Great Britain.
He finished 1970 beating Donato Paduano by a 10-round decision in a non-title bout on 7 December 1970. He defeated Rubén Navarro in Los Angeles on 12 February 1971, defended the WBA championship, and acquired the vacant WBC championship and became the undisputed world lightweight champion.
After that, he was allowed to fight a world championship fight in Great Britain and he defeated former world junior welterweight champion Carlos Morocho Hernández by knockout in round eight, in Wembley on 11 May 1971.
He was stripped of the WBC title for failing to defend against Pedro Carrasco on 25 June 1971. But he remained the WBA world lightweight champion.
Then, he flew to New York to meet Laguna again, this time defending his world title and retained the title with another decision over Laguna on 13 September 1971.
A MUST FOR ANY COLLECTOR OF SIGNED BOXING MEMORABILIA. A great Ken Buchanan Autographed Boxing Glove, in a lovely dome display.
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DIMENSIONS; 61CM H x 51cm W x 18cm D