This fantastic display features a boxing glove personally signed in black pen by Frank Bruno, along with a large photo plus a factfile is expertly double mounted and beautifully framed with a certificte of authenticity. Bruno became a professional boxer in 1980, quickly racking up a streak of twenty-one consecutive wins by knockout. In March 1984, however, future world Heavyweight champion, American James'Bonecrusher' Smith, then a boxing journeyman, halted that streak when he defeated Bruno by knockout in the tenth and final round of their bout, with Bruno leading on all three judges' cards.
This would not be the last time Bruno went on to lose a contest he had been clearly winning and would have emerged victorious from had he survived until the final bell. Bruno got back into title contention with wins over the likes of former WBA champion Gerrie Coetzee (by knockout in round one), and, in July 1986, he challenged Tim Witherspoon for the WBA world Heavyweight championship. After once again leading on the cards for most of the fight, he ran out of steam and was defeated by knockout, in round eleven. In 1989, Bruno, whose training partners included celebrities like Sting, challenged Mike Tyson for the unified world Heavyweight title. After being sent down in round one, Bruno finished that round by rocking Tyson with a left hook.However, Tyson beat Bruno by knockout in round five. Frank Bruno kept winning fights, helping him to retain his spot as one of the world's leading Heavyweights. In 1993 he had a third world title chance against young Lennox Lewis, who was making the second defence of the belt (his first of two championship reigns). Lewis beat Bruno by knockout in round seven, Bruno again failing to take his title chance after leading the contest on points up until the seventh round. On 24 September 1994, Oliver McCall beat Lewis in London, and, after defeating Larry Holmes, he went to England to defend the WBC title against Bruno. On 2 September 1995, Bruno finally became world champion by outpointing McCall over twelve rounds.
Bruno did not last long as champion: his first defence was a rematch with Tyson. Tyson beat Bruno by knockout in round three, in what turned out to be Bruno's last bout as a professional. Heroes Memorabilia are an AFTAL registered dealer #175, AFTAL are an organisation working in co-operation with the Police Force & The Trading Standards Authority to stamp out Fakes & Forgeries. Our aim is to bring you the best memorabilia available at all times. Dont hesitate and miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity, you will see this valuable piece of memorabilia turn into an instant investment.
All the autographs shown were either obtained in private signing sessions or through trusted dealers. The item "Frank Bruno Signed Boxing Glove & Photo Display Framed AFTAL RD#175" is in sale since Wednesday, June 28, 2017. This item is in the category "Sports Memorabilia\Boxing Memorabilia\Gloves".The seller is "heroesmemorabilia2007" and is located in Nottingham. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.