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Jeff Fenech Fight-Worn Boxing Trunks vs. Azumah Nelson

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This item belonged to and was worn by boxing legend, Jeff Fenech. He is a retired Australian professional boxer. He won world titles in three weight divisions, and is best known for his trilogy with Ghanaian boxer Azumah Nelson.  He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2002, Jeff was the 2003 inductee for the Australian National Boxing Hall of Fame. Moderns category and the 4th person to be elevated to Legend status in 2013.

Presented is a pair of Fenech fight-worn boxing trunks. They were worn in the ring by Fenech on June 8, 1991 in Las Vegas Nevada. The fight was held against Azumah Nelson at the Mirage Hotel & Casino for the WBC super featherweight title fight. This one ended in a draw (SD 12). They would battle three times against each other during their career with with each having a victory and of course the aforementioned draw.

They are high-waisted satin style black with sewn-on white highlights. The front features his sponsor Reebok mentioned on the waist, down the sides, front of right leg and the back of left.  Also for flair, his “Jeff Fenech” name is embroidered on the left leg in cursive. Overall, the shorts show tremendous wear with high flexibility throughout from movement in the ring.

This item originates from the Edward Weichers collection. He served as trainer and coach for Australia’s professional world champions, Jeff Fenech and Jeff Harding. This was a direct gift from Fenech to Weichers for his admirable work with him. A photo of the men together will attend as part of the provenance (as shown). 

Weichers was the head boxing coach at the United States Air Force Academy from 1976-2014. He led the Academy’s boxing team to 19 national collegiate boxing championships, making it the most successful collegiate program in the United States (the second most successful program has only 6 national championships as of April 2014 in comparison).  He was selected to coach the Australian Olympic Boxing team, which competed in the 1984 games in Los Angeles. He was also the Head Coach USA World Series of Boxing in 2015 and served as president and vice-president of the (NCBA).

Authentication: 100% Authentic Team Provenance Letter, Photo Match.

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