Boxing is a sport with a very rich history. There are so many legendary fighters and fights from the last century and that means there’s also a great demand for boxing memorabilia. If you love the sport of boxing and want to get into collecting memorabilia then you should find this article of great use. There are certain key things that you must know in order to collect boxing memorabilia successfully and get those great items that you want.
To be successful collecting boxing memorabilia it’s very important that you have a good knowledge of boxing history. If you’re interested in a particular era of boxing such as the classic heavyweight era of the 60s and 70s then you should ensure that you know as much as you can. Let’s say you’re looking for a piece of memorabilia from a particular fight. If you know exactly where and when the fight took place, you’ll find it easier to track down an items relating to it.
Where to Look
Buying boxing memorabilia doesn’t just require that you have a good knowledge of the sport. You also need to know the right places to look for it. Whilst the internet has made collecting much easier, it isn’t always the best place to buy memorabilia. For one thing you never know for sure that what you’re getting is what it’s advertised as.
For this reason it is a very good idea to go to auction houses when you’re looking to buy memorabilia. There are many sales houses in the UK where you can pick up some real gems. For example Bonham’s in London is an excellent place to find boxing memorabilia. There are sales taking place all over the UK though so you should look for such events in your local area and attend as many as you can.
Adding Value to Your Collection
The best way to add value to your collection is by knowing which boxers are the most collectible. Generally it will be easier to find boxing memorabilia for current boxers. Some of the most collectable of these are Ricky Hatton, Amir Khan, David Haye, Joe Calzaghe, Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao. For boxers from other eras, some of the best to collect for are Sugar Ray Leonard, Marvin Hagler, Tommy Hearns, Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Roberto Duran, Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis. If you’re able to get your memorabilia from any of these boxers signed by them then it will add a great deal of value to your collection.