Name: DARCY, LES ANTIQUE PHOTO (CIRCA 1917)
History: James Leslie ("Les") Darcy (31 October 1895 ‚Äì 24 May 1917) was an Australian boxer. He was a middleweight, but held the Australian Heavyweight Championship title at the same time. Born in the Maitland District in New South Wales, Les Darcy is widely considered to be the best boxer ever from Australia. Considered one of the greatest middleweights of all-time, Darcy proved his mettle in his native Australia. He started boxing as an amateur at age fifteen and quickly turned professional. He won his first sixteen fights before challenging the veteran Bob Whitelaw for the Australian welterweight title. Darcy lost the twenty-round decision but, in a rematch, knocked Whitelaw out in five rounds.Presented here is an original photo which shows images of Darcy in 1912 (standing on right at age 16 or 17) and in 1917 (top center). Likely posing with a relative.
Full description: This is an original photograph, circa 1917. Bold, clear image. Not creased or torn. Clean front and back. 3 3/8" x 5 3/8."
Size: 3 3/8 x 5 3/8
Categories: Antique Photographs (Pre-1930) - Darcy, Les -
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