Name: MCTIGUE, MIKE WIRE PHOTO (1923)
History: "Bold" Mike McTigue (born in Kilnamona, County Clare, Ireland on November 26, 1892 – died August 12, 1966) was the light heavyweight boxing champion of the world from 1923-1925. Sometimes known as "Methuselah", McTigue won the world lightheavyweight title March 17, 1923, St. Patrick's Day, defeating the Senagalese Fighter Battling Siki by decision at the La Scala Opera House in Dublin, Ireland. He would defend his title against future Hall of Famers Tommy Loughran, Young Stribling and Mickey Walker before losing the title by unanimous decision to the gold medalist wrestler-turned-boxer Paul Berlenbach in 1925. Offered here is an original wire photo of Mike McTigue taken after his victory over Battling Siki in 1923 upon his arrival in New York.
Full description: This is an original wire photo which includes the caption on the back. Bold, clear image. Not creased or torn. Minor edge and corner wear. Minor printer marks on bottom edge. 6 1/2" x 8 1/2."
Size: 6 1/2 x 8 1/2
Categories: Antique Photographs (Pre-1930) - McTigue, Mike -
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