LARRY HOLMES - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: KEN NORTON - HFSID 272657
Sale Price $315.00
LARRY HOLMES and KEN NORTON
Color 20x16 publicity photograph of Larry Holmes and Ken Norton at their June 9, 1978 title bout.
Large Photograph signed: "Ken/Norton" and "Larry Holmes". Color, 20x16. Depicts their June 9, 1978 title bout, in which Holmes won a 15-round split decision over Norton to win the WBC Heavyweight championship. "Super Star Greetings" holographic sticker at lower right corner. Minor surface creases (not evident head on). Fine condition. Accompanied by two photographs, color, 6x4, unsigned, of each boxer signing the large photograph. Each photograph bears the "Super Star Greetings" holographic sticker. Fine condition. With two Certificates of Authenticity from Super Star Greetings, 5½x4½. Each certificate, which also bears the "Super Star Greetings" holographic sticker, is imprinted with a statement from each boxer saying that they personally signed the large photograph. Each boxer has signed his certificate: "Larry Holmes" and "Ken Norton". Each certificate has also been signed by a Superstar Greetings Representative. Fine condition. 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. Two signatures of each boxer. Five items.
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