Name: NORFOLK, KID ORIGINAL WIRE PHOTO (1924-GIBBONS FIGHT)
History: William Ward also known as Kid Norfolk (born 1893-07-10 in Belmont, Virginia — died 1968-04-15) was a world light heavyweight boxing title contender. Norfolk moved to Panama as a youngster turned pro in 1914 while working construction on the Panama Canal. Norfolk holds wins over many notable boxers of his day, including Billy Miske, John Lester Johnson, Jack Blackburn, Harry Greb, Tut Jackson, Jamaica Kid, Tiger Flowers and Battling Siki. Norfolk boxed until 1926 when he retired with an 71-21-6 (38 KOs) record, never having challenged for a world title. On December 9, 1924 at madison square Garden in New York Norfolk challenged heavyweight Tommy Gibbons and was stopped in the 6th round. Offered here is an original wire photo of Kid Norfolk doing his medical examination for this fight.
Full description: This is an original International Newsreel Photo wire photo which has their stamp and original caption on the reverse. Bold, clear image. Mild crease in lower left corner. Minor edge and corner wear. Clean front and back. Minor edge tear on right border with no paper loss. 6 1/2" x 8 1/2."
Size: 6 1/2 x 8 1/2
Categories: Antique Photographs (Pre-1930) - Norfolk, Kid -
Condition: very good
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