NORTON, KEN SIGNED BOXING GLOVE (ONLINE AUTHENTICS)
Regular price $85.00
HISTORY: Kenneth Howard Norton Sr. (born August 9, 1943, Jacksonville, Illinois) is an American former heavyweight boxer and former WBC Heavyweight Champion. He is best known for his 12-round victory over Muhammad Ali, when he famously broke Ali's jaw, on March 31, 1973, becoming only the second man to defeat Ali as a professional (after Joe Frazier, who won a 15-round unanimous decision against Ali on March 8, 1971). He and Ali would fight twice more in their trilogy, with Ali officially winning narrowly both return bouts, although many felt Norton truly deserved their third fight. Norton was awarded the WBC title (by virtue of his win over Jimmy Young in a 1977 title elimination bout) when Leon Spinks declined a mandated title defense against Norton, the number one contender. However, Norton lost it in his first defense on a split decision by 1 point to Larry Holmes in a great contest (Holmes-Norton is ranked as the 10th-greatest heavyweight fight of all time by Monte D. Cox, a member of the International Boxing Research Organization). Offered here is an original boxing glove which has been signed by Ken Norton. Authenticated by Online Authentics.
FULL DESCRIPTION: This is a right hand, red leather boxing glove. Signed in black sharpie across the backhand, "Ken Norton." White Everlast label at wrist. Clean with no noticeable flaws. 13" long. Authenticated by Online Authentics and has their label at the wrist and their cert.
Size: 13 inches long
Condition: near mint