In his first defense of the WBC title on June 9, 1978, Norton and new number one contender Larry Holmes met in a classic fight. After 15 brutal rounds, Holmes was awarded the title via an extremely close split decision. Two of the three judges scored the fight 143–142 for Holmes while the third scored the bout 143–142 for Norton. The Associated Press scored it 143–142 for Norton. The March 2001 edition of The Ring magazine listed the final round of the Holmes-Norton bout as the 7th most exciting round in boxing history. Holmes went on to become the third-longest reigning world heavyweight champion in the history of boxing, behind Joe Louis and Wladimir Klitschko. Years later, Holmes wrote that the bout was his toughest fight of all his seventy-five contests.
Here is an Everlast boxing glove personally signed by Norton & Holmes at a signing session carried out by Allstarsignings.
The item comes with an Allstarsignings certificate of authenticity which will have photographic proof inserted into it and our tamper-proof hologram.
Please note: Signature positions may vary.
All of our items are framed using our professional in-house framing service with high quality materials.
We use black frames with mount colors to suit and relevant accompanying inserts.
Please feel free to contact our friendly framing team to discuss your framing requirements
Orders shipped to UK addresses:
All framed orders are sent by FedEx on a 24 hour service. This service delivers between 9am-5pm and will require a signature by the recipient. Please allow 3-5 working days for framed items to be dispatched, although we will endevour to ship all items as quickly as possible.
All unframed orders are sent by Royal Mail Signed For services and will be dispatched within two working days.
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All unframed items are dispatched within 2 working days of the ordering and will be sent by Royal Mail International signed for.
We ask you supply a recipient’s phone number too, in case our courier has trouble delivering to you.
All of our overseas services will require a signature from the recipient upon delivery.
Please note that Allstarsignings will not be responsible for any import duties you may incur once the item goes through the Customs process in the recipient’s country. Any non-UK customer will be liable to pay their own tax liability on any order.
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Certificate of Authenticity
CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY
All of our items come accompanied by our Certificate of Authenticity to provide you with added peace of mind. The Allstarsignings certificate will state the date of the signing and as well as incorporating photo proof of the signing and the company address.