Name: TENDLER, LEW RESTAURANT POSTCARD

History: : Lew Tendler is called the greatest southpaw (left-hander) in ring history by The Ring magazines editor-publisher Nat Fleischer. In 1961, Tendler became the sixteenth prize-fighter elected to the Boxing Hall of Fame. Yet, as great a fighter as he was, Tendler never won a championship. From his first professional fight in 1913, at age 15 years, until his final bout in 1928, Tendler fought the best in four weight classes, including seven world champions. A brilliant lightweight and welterweight, Tendler made just one career mistake: fighting in the same era as the legendary Benny Leonard. He would meet champion Leonard in two classic and widely heralded matches, losing the first bruising battle on a no-decision. Although the younger Tendler had soundly thrashed Leonard throughout their 12- round bout, the State of New Jersey (site of the July 27, 1922 match) had a “no-decision law” that meant a champion could only lose his title by a knockout.Presented here is a postcard from Tendler's reataurant that he opened after his boxing career.

Full description: This unused postcard measures 3 1/2 inches by 5 1/2 inches.The postcard is clean,no creases.The back is unused.Clean piece.

Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2

Categories: Advertising - Postcard - Tendler, Lew

Condition: near mint

Quantity: 1

Price: $35.00

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