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- 1996 Lennox Lewis signed back up boots v Ray Mercer
1996 Lennox Lewis signed back up boots v Ray Mercer
A custom pair of size 13 boxing boots made for Lennox Lewis' fight with Ray Mercer in 1996. Black and white design with British flags embellishing each boot. Two pairs were made for Lennox by Richard Bishop of R B Footwear. This is the back up pair that were not actually used in the fight. Lennox signed one boot and returned them to Mr Bishop as a gift. They have been proudly displayed in the company factory until recently. The boots were acquired directly from a Bishop family member and come with their signed note. These are exactly the same specifications as the pair worn by Lennox in the fight - which can be seen footage - with the exception of a couple of small colour variances. R B Footwear made custom boots for many of the top British fighters during the 1970's, 80's and 90's. Generally in excellent condition. The black rim on both boots is lined with a gloss finish which is now peeling of due to natural ageing.