1953 Carl "Bobo" Olson Boxing Gloves Worn in World Middleweight Championship-Winning Fight....
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This bout too would prove to be a testament to Olson's heart and recuperative powers, as he was dominated by Turpin throughout the first four rounds and almost knocked to the canvas in the bout's opening minutes. But the tide changed in the middle rounds and Olson would score knockdowns in the tenth and eleventh en route to a unanimous decision. The performance earned Olson the Ring Magazine award for "Fighter of the Year."
Consigned by the Olson family along with Bobo's title belt in the following lot, this pair of leather gloves is the set worn that glorious night in the Big Apple. The "Ben Lee" brand gloves exhibit solid wear from their hour on boxing's biggest stage, with the cloth interior of the left wrist notated in vintage ink "10/21/53 BO." The right glove is similarly notated but only the "BO" remains visible. The most significant fight worn gear available from this 2000 International Boxing Hall of Fame inductee. Letter of provenance from Olson's widow.
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