KEN NORTON - BOXING GLOVE SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: JAKE "THE RAGING BULL" LA MOTTA, CARMEN BASILIO, SEAN O'GRADY, WILLIE "WILL O' THE WISP" PEP, JOEY GIARDELLO, TONY DEMARCO - HFSID 292490
BOXING GREATS: KEN NORTON, CARMEN BASILIO, JAKE LaMOTTA and OTHERS Everlast boxing glove signed in black felt tip by seven different fights Boxing Glove signed: "Jake La
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BOXING GREATS: KEN NORTON, CARMEN BASILIO, JAKE LaMOTTA and OTHERS Everlast boxing glove signed in black felt tip by seven different fights Boxing Glove signed: "Jake La Motta", "Carmen Basilio", "Sean/O'Grady", "Ken/Norton", "Joey Giardello", "Willie Pep" and "Tony DeMarco". Red Everlast left boxing glove, signed on the back in black sharpie by all 7. 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. JAKE LaMOTTA (b. 1921) won the world middleweight championship in 1949. He defended his title twice but lost it when Sugar Ray Robinson knocked him out in the 13th round two years later. (La Motta fought Robinson six times, beating him only once.) LaMotta won 83 fights, 30 by knockout, and lost 19, four by knockout (with four draws). He co-authored his autobiography, Raging Bull, and was portrayed by Robert DeNiro in the film version. LaMotta was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990. CARMEN BASILIO (1927-2012) was World Welterweight Champion from 1955-1957. On September 23, 1957, he defeated Sugar Ray Robinson to become the World Middleweight Champion, giving up his Welterweight title. He lost a rematch to Robinson, another 15 round decision, in 1958. Basilio, who won 56 bouts (27 by KOs), lost 16 and fought seven draws, was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990. It took JOEY GIARDELLO (1930-2008) 16 years as a pro boxer to win the World Middleweight title. He fought Gene Fullmer for the prize in 1960, but Fullmer retained the title in a draw. But after 15 rounds in Bozeman, Montana, the fight was declared a draw. He finally gained the crown in 1963, when he defeating Dick Tiger over 15 rounds in Atlantic City, and defended it with a unanimous decision over Rubin "Hurricane" Carter in 1964, but lost the title to Tiger via points in 1965. Giardello had a 5-3-1 record against fellow Hall-of-Famers." Nicknamed "Will o' the Wisp," for his elusiveness, WILLIE PEP (1922-2006) is one of boxing's all-time great artists. Legend has it that Willie once won a round without throwing a punch. He turned pro in 1940 and won his first 63 fights. Pep was World Featherweight Champion from 1942-1948 and 1949-1950. His professional record was 230-11-1, with 65 KOs. SEAN O'GRADY (b. 1959) was WBA lightweight boxing champion in 1981. His good looks won him a strong following of youthful female fans. O'Grady retired with a record of 81-5, having scored 70 knockouts. Since leaving the ring he has been a TV boxing commentator and creator of an instructional boxing video. TONY DE MARCO (b. 1932) fought two slugfests for the World Welterweight title with Carmen Basilio in 1955, winning the first and losing the second. He retired in1962 with a record of 58-12-1. "The Boston Bomber" has a street in that city's North End named for him. Fine condition.
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