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"Butterbean" Set of Five Championship Boxing Belts - Obtained Directly from Eric "Butterbean" Esch with His Signature on Each

From the personal collection of Eric Esch, better known as Butterbean, comes his prized presentation boxing belts. The 400-pound plus boxer emerged from obscurity to cult status and super fame by winning five World Toughman Competitions. Famously nicknamed "Butterbean" after being forced to go on a diet of of chicken and butterbeans in order to meet the 400-lb. weight limit, he went on to serious status as a boxer as "King of the 4 Rounders,” winning 51 straight fights, including over Peter McNeeley. He also became a major media figure fighting in the WWF, and even fought Johnny Knoxville. Butterbean's combined fight record stands at 97–24–5 with 66 KOs and 10 submissions. There are five belts here each autographed and are serious presentational artifacts, overall in EX-MT condition: 1) "King of Four" Championship Belt. Measures 60" long and weighs 4.8 lbs, in original carrying case. 2) 1999 10th Annual "Fight Night For Children" Title Belt, from October 21, 1999, at the Washington DC Hilton charity event headlined by Hector "Macho" Camacho as welterweight & Butterbean as heavyweight (both won easily). It measures 49" long and weighs 6.6 lbs. 3) 1994 WMC Working Man's Champion, 50" long and weighs 2.2 pounds. 4) 2000 WAA World Heavyweight Championship Belt, 51" long and weighing 5.6 lbs. 5) 1997 IBA World Super Heavyweight Championship Belt, 55" long and weighs 7.6 lbs and in Official IBF boxing belt carrying case. Each includes Letters of Provenance from the gentleman who acquired the belts directly from Eric "Butterbean" Esch.


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