KEN NORTON - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: LARRY HOLMES - HFSID 47316
Sale Price $450.00
KEN NORTON and LARRY HOLMES
Color publicity photograph of Ken Norton and Larry Holmes of their June 9, 1978 title bout.
Photograph signed: "Ken/Norton" and "Larry Holmes". Color, 10x8. Depicts their June 9, 1978 title bout, in which Holmes won a 15-round split decision over Norton to win the WBC Heavyweight championship. Boxer LARRY HOLMES (b.1949) was heavyweight champion (WBC or IBF) from 1978-1985. He successfully defended his title 20 times before losing to Michael Spinks. Holmes returned from his first retirement in 1988 and was KO'd in the 4th round by champ Mike Tyson. He launched a second comeback in 1991 and fought and lost title bids against Evander Holyfield in 1992 and Oliver McCall in 1995. Holmes, who beat Eric "Butterbean" Esch in a one-fight comeback in 2002, has a pro record of 69-6, with 44 KOs. KEN NORTON (1943-2013) fought three close and exciting boxing matches against Muhammad Ali, winning the first on a split decision (1973) for the NABF heavyweight title while breaking Ali's jaw, but losing the other two. Norton was WBC heavyweight champ in 1977, the year he earned Fighter of the Year honors. He retired in 1981, and entered the Boxing Hall of Fame in 1992. Norton is the father of NFL linebacker Ken Norton, Jr. Ink lightly beaded on Holmes' signature. Fine condition.
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