Boxing

Lot 1322:
Lot 1322
'Muhammad Ali. A Portrait in Words and Pictures'. Wilfred Sheed, London 1974. Nicely signed in ink with dedication to double page spread two pages on from the title page, 'To my friend George, Muhammad Ali. Good luck'. Also signed by five others including Joe Bugner, Andy Smith, Bugner's trainer, Dave 'Boy' Green etc. The signatures were collected in Las Vegas when Bugner fought Ali on 14th February 1973. Tears and wear to dustwrapper, the book in good condition. Sold with 'The Greatest. My own Story', Muhammad Ali and Richard Durham, 1976
Estimate: £180/250
Hammer price: £340
Bugner, born in Hungary, came to Britain in 1956. Already a good athlete, his trainer, Andy Smith, encouraged him to take up boxing. During his career Bugner twice held the British and British Commonwealth heavyweight titles, was a three-time European heavyweight champion, and was ranked among the world's top ten heavyweights in the 1970s. The vendor's Uncle, George ran a pub in St. Ives in Huntingdon and got to know Andy Smith, Bugner's trainer well. For a time, Bugner also lived in St. Ives and visited George's pub with Smith. George and a friend made the trip to Las Vegas to watch Bugner fight Muhammad Ali, where the book was signed. Ali beat Bugner on points
Lot 1323:
Lot 1323 Lot 1323
Muhammad Ali v Henry Cooper 1966. Official programme and official ticket for the World Heavyweight Championship fight held at Arsenal Stadium, Highbury on 21st May 1966, with an Odeon Theatre cinema ticket for the match. Also a mono photograph of Cooper knocking down Ali, signed 'Sir Henry Cooper', and a colour insert for the fight 'Presented by Boxing Illustrated. VG
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1324:
Lot 1324
Sugar Ray Robinson v Chica Basilio 1958. Original 16mm film of the fight that took place at the Chicago Stadium, Chicago, 25th March 1958 for the World Middleweight title. G/VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £60
Robinson had lost the World Middleweight title to Basilio the previous year at the Yankee Stadium, New York, but won the rematch to regain his title
Lot 1325:
Lot 1325
Anthony Joshua signed shorts. Pair of boxing shorts in black with gold trimmings with 'Joshua' on the waist. Sold with a colour photograph showing Joshua signing the shorts. VG
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £130
Joshua, the British boxer, won the I.B.F. World Heavyweight title in 2016 having previously held the British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles from 2015 to 2016. As an amateur he represented Britain at the 2012 Olympics, winning a gold medal in the super-heavyweight division
Lot 1326:
Lot 1326
Henry Cooper signed robe. Replica dark blue dressing robe with white trimmings and an embroidered patch, 'Henry Cooper British European & Commonwealth Heavyweight Champion', and signed in black marker Sir Henry Cooper above the patch. G/VG
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1327:
Lot 1327
Floyd Patterson signed photograph. Sepia photograph of Patterson in boxing pose, signed to the photograph by Patterson, John Henry Lewis, World Light Heavyweight, Dan Florio, Patterson's trainer, Raymond Patterson, Floyd's brother etc. Five signatures in total. The photograph measures 7"x9.5". Mounted, framed and glazed overall 12"x14". Some fading to signatures, the Raymond Patterson signature almost illegible, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: unsold
Patterson twice reigned as the world heavyweight champion from 1956 to 1962. At the age of 21, he became the youngest boxer in history to win the title, and was also the first heavyweight to regain the title after losing it
Lot 1328:
Lot 1328
Boxing autographs. Plain white envelope date franked 20th February 1979, boldly signed to the front by seven boxers. Signatures include Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Ken Norton, Earnie Shavers, Mike Tyson, Joe Frazier etc. G
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £150
Lot 1329:
Lot 1329
Tommy Noble. Mono real photograph postcard of Noble in boxing pose. Signed in black ink with dedication, to the darker part of the image, 'Sincerely yours, Tommy Noble with Best Wishes to Sapper Wilkinson', dated 1st November 1916. The postcard in very good condition. Sold with an accompanying hand written letter from Noble to Wilkinson replying to the request for the photograph, 'I am pleased to hear you take an interest in boxing as I think it is the greatest of all sports'. VG
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £70
Lot 1330:
Boxing ephemera. A mixed selection of a programme, prints of boxers, magazines, books newspapers, trade cards etc. Includes an official match programme for Evander Holyfield v Lennox Lewis, 13th November 1999 in Las Vegas. The programme in mint condition with original band unopened. Also five limited edition caricature prints of Joe Frazier (two copies), Mike Tyson, 'Rocky', and Inemar Johansson, by Norman Hood, each signed by the artist. G
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £40

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