Name: SUMMERS, JOHNNY ANTIQUE MOUNTED PHOTO
History: Johnny Summers was born on February 1, 1882 in England. He fought as a welterweight during his career and won the British Welterweight Title when he defeated Young Joseph on April 11, 1912. Johnny fought Jim Driscoll in London, United Kingdom. Johnny lost by DQ. Johnny fought Harlem Tommy Murphy in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to a draw. Johnny fought again in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania this time he fought Young Erne. Johnny lost the fight by decision. Johnny fought Matty Baldwin in Massachusetts. Johnny lost by decision. Johnny fought George Decker to a no contest in Pennsylvania. In his first title shot Johnny fought Jack Goldswain for the BBBofC British lightweight title. Johnny won by TKO. Johnny then fought Freddie Welsh. The fight was for the BBBofC British lightweight title, the EBU (European) lightweight title, and the Lonsdale Belt. The fight took place in London, United Kingdom. Johnny lost by decision. Johnny fought Hughie Mehegan for the Australian lightweight title in Australia. Johnny won by KO. Johnny had a rematch with Hughie and the match was a draw in Australia. Johnny fought Harry Lewis (boxer) in London, United Kingdom. Johnny lost by KO. Johnny would fight Young Joseph for the BBBofC British welterweight title in London, United Kingdom. Johnny would win the fight by decision. Johnny would fight Sid Burns for the Commonwealth (British Empire) welterweight title in Australia. Johnny won by decision. Johnny would defend the BBBofC British welterweight title, and the Commonwealth (British Empire) welterweight title 2 times before losing both of the titles to Tom McCormick by KO. Johnny would get 2 more shots to win the BBBofC British welterweight title back but lost to Johnny Basham, and Bob Marriott.
Presented here is an original, first generation, mounted antique photograph of Johnny Summers.
Full description: This is an original, first generation, mounted, antique photograph of Summers at the height of his career in fight pose. Bold, clear image. Mount has edge and corner wear. Mount has a crease on right side. 3 1/2" x 5 5/8" oval photo on a mount of 7" x 10."
Size: 7 x 10
Categories: Antique Photographs (Pre-1930) - English Champions -
Condition: very good
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