Fall Premier Auction 2013
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This is a spectacular example of the full-size replica official World Boxing Council (WBC) Championship belt, signed in silver Sharpie on opposites sides of the faux green leather belt by the legendary champions who crafted so much of their legacies in an intertwined fashion, Sugar Ray Leonard and Roberto Duran. Leonard added his inscription of "HOF 97" added next to the silver Sharpie autograph on the 48-inch belt, locating it either on the right hip or way in the back, depending on whether your waist size more closely resembles Haystacks Calhoun or Twiggy, take your pick. Leonard's arch-rival Duran signed in silver Sharpie on the opposite side. The belt has a large gold-painted metal sculptured oval at the center, roughly 8 inches in diameter and decorated with the WBC logo and the words "World Champion WBC," encircled by a couple of hundred tiny hand-painted flags of the world. Four photographic cameos with full-color representations of Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Mike Tyson and Joe Louis (black and white) flank the centerpiece, two on each side, in black-and-gold framing and connection by gold-painted chains that extend between each cameo and connect at the center. The belt presents in essentially Near-Mint condition, largely as-issued and problem-free, jostled only a smidgen by slight scuffing that appears on a couple of the cameos, most notably Mike Tyson.
Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from PSA/DNA.