History: James Leslie ("Les") Darcy (31 October 1895 – 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, real photo postcard of Les Darcy as he looked at the height of his career.

Full description: This is an original, real photo postcard of Darcy in full fight pose. Bold, clear image. Darcy is identified in ink on front and back. Unused card. Minor stains on reverse. Front is clean. Not creased. Corner wear. 3 1/2" x 5."

Size: 3 1/2 x 5

Categories: Postcard - Darcy, Les -

Condition: very good

Quantity: 1

Price: $300.00

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