Larry Holmes Boxing Archive a Knockout Addition to Grey Flannel’s June 5 Summer Games Auction Highlights: Holmes’ signed Heavyweight World Championship Belts + Tyson, Ali, other legendary boxers’ ring-worn memorabilia
his Aug. 7, 1997 fight against Montell Griffin, have a $1,000 reserve. Jones’ fight-worn and autographed 1988 Seoul Olympics qualifier gloves with LOA from the boxer’s glove man have a $500 reserve, as does the US Olympic Team ring awarded to Jones.
No other signed memento in the June 5 auction can match Lot 567 for its humor. It is the red and white satin embroidered robe that Tony “T.N.T.” Tubbs wore in his March 21, 1988 World Championship fight versus Mike Tyson at the Tokyo Dome in Japan. Tubbs signed the back of the robe in red ink, adding the inscription: “I Went Down in 2 Rounds Like Don King Told Me.” In fact, whether intentional or not, Tubbs did hit the mat in the second round. The robe is accompanied by several photos of Tubbs signing and inscribing the robe, as well as a LOA from JSA for the signature. Reserve: $1,000.
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1978 Larry Holmes WBC Heavyweight World Championship Belt Signed by Holmes (Holmes’ First Championship Belt)(Photomatch)(Holmes LOA). Grey Flannel Auctions image.