LEON SPINKS - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: LARRY HOLMES - HFSID 306181
Sale Price $360.00
LEON SPINKS and LARRY HOLMES
Shown in the ring during their June 12, 1981 fight for the WBC Heavyweight Title
Photograph signed: "Larry Holmes" and "Leon Spinks" in silver felt tip, Color 10x8. The two fought for the WBC Heavyweight Title in Detroit, Michigan on June 12, 1981, Holmes was victorious, winning by technical knockout in the 3rd round. Boxer LARRY HOLMES (b. 1949) was heavyweight champion (WBC or IBF) from 1978-1985. He successfully defended his title 20 times, including a 10-round victory over Muhammad Ali in 1980, 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 beat Eric "Butterbean" Esch in a one-fight comeback in 2002. He has a pro record of 69-6 and 44 KOs. LEON SPINKS (born in 1953), who won a gold medal in the light heavyweight division at the 1976 Olympics, won the heavyweight crown in a split decision over Muhammad Ali on February 15, 1978. Ali regained the title seven months later. Spinks' brother, Michael, won the heavyweight title in 1983. They are the only brothers to hold world titles. Fine condition.
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