History: Charles Francis "Frank" Moran (18 March 188714 December 1967) was an American boxer and film actor who fought twice for the Heavyweight Championship of the World, and appeared in over 135 movies in a 25 year film career. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Moran studied dentistry at the University of Pittsburgh where he also played football. He played professional football for the Pittsburgh Lyceums and Akron Pros as a guard and center. While Moran was serving in the U.S. Navy in 1908, he knocked out fighter Fred Cooley in the second round. He began his career as a prize-fighter that same year with a match against Fred Broad. Soon, Moran, who had a hard right hand punch which he called "Mary Ann", became known as the "White Hope" of the teens. In 1914 he fought Jack Johnson for the Heavyweight Championship of the World, and in 1916 "The Fighting Dentist" went up against Jess Willard for the same title, but lost both bouts. He lost his last fight to Marcel Nilles for the Heavyweight Championship of France on December 22, 1922. He retired from boxing after 66 bouts with a record of 36 wins (28 by a knockout), 13 losses, 16 draws and 1 no contest. Offered here is an original signed Police Gazette Supplement of Frank Moran.

Full description: This is an original, paper, Police Gazette Supplement picturing Frank Moran in full fight pose at the height of his career. Boldly signed in ink, "To Floyd"Red Taylor Best regards Frank Moran Mary Ann." Mary Ann was Moran's nickname for his knockout punch. Bold, clear image. Has a center crease. Mild edge and surface wear. 10" x 15."

Size: 10 x 15

Categories: Autograph - Posters & Broadsides & Lobby Cards - Heavyweight Contenders

Condition: very good

Quantity: 1

Price: $400.00

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