Larry Holmes and Ken Norton Signed Boxing Shorts
Larry Holmes and Ken Norton Signed Boxing Shorts. These shorts were signed at a private signing session by heavyweight boxing legends Larry Holmes and Ken Norton. They were part of the Champions Forever famous five consisting of Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Joe Frazier, Ken Norton and Larry Holmes who were at the height of their powers during the 1970's, when each fighter was winning and losing a Heavyweight championship off each other. What an era!!!!! It will surely not be repeated. Obviously with Ken Norton no longer with us, this item is extremely rare.
Larry Holmes Bibliography
Larry Holmes was born November 3, 1949 and was an American former professional boxer. He grew up in Easton, Pennsylvania, which gave birth to his boxing nickname, the "Easton Assassin". He was known for his left jab, which was rated among the best in boxing history.
He was the WBC heavyweight champion from 1978 to 1983, The Ring magazine heavyweight champion from 1980 to 1985, and the IBF heavyweight champion from 1983 to 1985. He made 20 successful title defenses, placing him third all time, behind only Joe Louis at 25 and Wladimir Klitschko at 22. He is also one of only five boxers—along with Joe Frazier, Ken Norton, Leon Spinks and Trevor Berbick—to defeat Muhammad Ali. He is also the only one to have ever stopped Ali.
He won his first 48 professional bouts, including victories over Earnie Shavers, Ken Norton, Muhammad Ali, Mike Weaver, Gerry Cooney, Tim Witherspoon, Carl Williams and Marvis Frazier, and fell one short of matching Rocky Marciano's career record of 49–0 when he lost to Michael Spinks in 1985. He retired after losing a rematch to Spinks, but has made repeated comebacks, and was unsuccessful in three further attempts, against Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield and Oliver McCall, to regain the title, the last in 1995. He fought for the final time in 2002 and ended with a career record of 69–6. He is frequently ranked as one of the greatest heavyweights of all time and has been inducted into both the International Boxing Hall of Fame and World Boxing Hall of Fame. He is not given as much credit as he possibly should have been, due to the great fighters around during his career.
Ken Norton Bibliography
Kenneth Howard Norton, Sr.was born August 9, 1943 and died September 18, 2013. He is best known as Ken Norton and was an American professional boxer. He was the WBC world heavyweight champion from November 1977 to June 1978.He is best known for his classic trilogy with Muhammad Ali, in which he won their first fight by a twelve round split decision, and controversially lost the latter two fights. He also fought a classic slugfest with Larry Holmes, narrowly losing by fifteen round split decision. Norton officially retired from boxing in 1981, and in 1992, he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. On September 18, 2013 he died from stroke complications in Henderson, Nevada at the age of 70.
This is a true one off, of signed Boxing Memorabilia. A must for any collector of World Heavtweight Champions autographs. It has been signed by both Larry Holmes and Ken Norton.100% authentic autographs on a pair of Everlast Boxing Shorts. Imagine it on your office wall or boxing gym!!!!!
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Dimensions. 81cm H x 77cm W x 2cm D