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  • Ricky Hatton Comeback

    Posted on November 22, 2012 by Selby

    Ricky Hatton Boxing Memorabilia has always been in demand, which may well build momentum if Hatton's comeback bout with former World Welterweight Champion Ukrainian Vyacheslav Senchenko is successful.
    Mancunian Ricky “Hitman”Hatton returns to the ring after a three and a half year retirement, at the sold out Manchester Arena venue on Saturday night.
     History is littered with boxers who retire, come back and expect to be back to their prime, it rarely happens, having said that the last time Hatton fought he was knocked out by Pacquiao at the MGM Grand 2009, in the second round.
    Senchenko was stopped by Paulie Malignaggi earlier this year in his defence of his WBA title, his first loss in 33 fights, Senchenko will be fighting outside Ukraine for the first time and can expect no mercy from the 20.000 sell out home crowd.
    The man who beat him, eight times World Champion Manny Pacquiao believes Hatton should concentrate on enjoying retirement conversely boxing fans must be hoping that against all logic Hatton is soon on his way to another World title.
    With a Hatton win Boxing Collectables, Gloves, signed photos, presentations, match worn attire will all be at a premium.
    The bookies certainly think Hatton will win Ladbrokes offer 2/7 and a generous 11/4  Senchenko to win.

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  • Jack Dempsey boxing memorabilia

    Posted on August 25, 2011 by Selby

    Jack Dempsey boxing memorabilia is rated amongst the most collectable today by boxing enthusiasts

    Dempsey (June 24, 1895 – May 31, 1983) born in Manassa Colorado made his name as the Manassa  Mauler, having defeated Jess Willard in 1919 in a title fight,  he held his world heavyweight title from 1919-1926, defending the title six times in seven years he was famous for his thrilling knockout wins usually achieved soon after the start of round one. His colourful personality made him popular with both fans and media.

    As there is usually an inevitable turnaround in fortune in sport, Dempsey’s arrived unexpectedly when he was defeated by Gene Tunney on September 3rd 1926 in front of a record breaking crowd, the fight became known as the battle of the long count.

    Dempsey was given another crack at the title in 1927 when he failed to regain his title in controversial circumstances.

    Dempsey retired from professional boxing and moved into the world of exhibition bouts, eventually in 1936 he became the owner of Jack Dempsey’s  Broadway restaurant in New York, which just happened to be situated  across the road from Madison Square garden.

    There is always a big demand for Jack Dempsey boxing memorabilia; he will be remembered for his power, skill and agility which made him one of the greatest boxers of all time.

    A rare one-off presentation is available which contains a photo of Dempsey in fighting pose and is signed in ink on an album page with a dedication and inscribed "Good Luck".

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  • Collecting Boxing Memorabilia

    Posted on May 9, 2011 by Selby

    Collecting Boxing Memorabilia

    The Greeks originally introduced an ancient form of boxing into their Olympic games around 688 BC, although the sport only began to thrive years later in Roman times. Boxers in those days, or to be more accurate pugilists did not have access to gloves, head gear and other protective equipment as todays boxers do, the hand covering worn in those days consisted of leather hand straps later to be replaced with the boxing glove.
    Boxing only began to become accepted in England in the 18th century when wagering on what was known as a working man’s sport was rife throughout the land.

    In the 1800th century prize fighting was prevalent there were no written rules, formal ring, weight divisions, timed round structure, or referee, this version of the sport was both a dangerous and uncontrolled activity where deaths sometimes occurred and it was not unusual for riots to break out.
    As a result of a bout where he had killed his opponent in 1741 Jack Broughton introduced a more formalised structure which in1743 became known as the “Broughton's rules”. Mufflers were used for the first time these were supposed to provide some respite for the competing pugilists.
    In 1788 the Prince of Wales was recorded as being present at a bout held at Smitham Bottom, Croydon, between William Futrell and gentleman John Jackson
    So far I have been unable to find any authentic boxing memorabilia from this era.
    London Pride ring rules were introduced in 1838 these were based on those drafted by Jack Broughton nearly a hundred years previously.
    In 1865 the eighth Marquees of Queensbury John Sholto Douglas who is regarded as the patron saint of boxing drew up a new set of rules which became the sport as we know it today, some of the most significant changes included three-minute rounds, ring structure, no shoes or boots with springs and the regulated use of approved boxing gloves which must be fair sized, best quality and new.
    The first world heavyweight champion under the Queensberry rules was Gentleman Jim Corbett, who defeated John L. Sullivan in New Orleans in 1892.
    In 1904 boxing was included in the St Louis Olympic games this created a tremendous surge of worldwide interest in the sport.
    The National Boxing association became the first authorative organisation to govern over the sport in 1927. Fighters were ranked and matches programmed between champions and the most deserving challengers.
    There are currently three recognised sanctioning bodies the WBC, IBF and WBA who are the only organisations whose boxing titles are formally recognised throughout the world.
    Today boxing is divided into two divisions amateur and professional the former which is found mainly in schools, the forces, universities and the Olympics. The latter which is televised worldwide and still attracts a healthy interest from the many enthusiasts eager to wager on the outcome.
    Collecting Boxing memorabilia is a fast growing hobby/business with sale houses such as Bonham’s in London and Knights Sporting Auctions in Norwich holding sales on a regular basis.

    Sports memorabilia collectors are always interested in posters, programmes, prints, photographs, magazines, gloves and attire, many which are signed by boxing legends are highly sought after. Examples of collectable boxers are shown below.
    Jake La Motta, Joe Frazier, Joe Louis, Gene Tunney, Georges Carpentier, Sugar Ray Robinson, Rocky Marciano, Floyd Patterson , Muhammad Ali. George Foreman, Mike Tyson, Sir Henry Cooper , Ricky Hatton, Roberto Duran to name but a few of the iconic heroes.
    I hope this brief article gives you an introduction into the pleasure of collecting and enjoying boxing collectibles.

    Written by: Selby


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  • boxing collectables

    Posted on May 5, 2011 by Selby

    Hope to complete brief blog at the weekend on the fascinating subject of collecting Boxing memorabilia have spent today viewing some presale items re the late Sir Henry Cooper R.I.P

    Sports memorabilia remains one of the most popular collectables sought after today.


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