Name: BARRY, JIMMY POLICE GAZETTE SUPPLEMENT (1898)
History: Known as the "Little Tiger," Barry boxed from 1891 to 1899 and was one of the first fighters from the light weight classes to gain popularity in America. Although his weight fluctuated between 100 and 115 pounds, Barry is best remembered as a bantamweight. In his first significant bout, Barry knocked out Jack Levy in 17 rounds for the 100-pound world championship. Barry, who was just 5-feet 2-inches tall, had exceptional power for the lighter weight divisions. In 1894, Barry claimed the world bantamweight crown [the bantamweight limit at the time ranged from 100 to 112 pounds] when George Dixon graduated to the featherweight class. His 28th-round knockout of Casper Leon solidified that claim. Presented here is an original Police Gazette Supplement of Jimmy Barry dating to 1898.
Full description: This is an original National Police Gazette Supplement of Jimmy Barry in full fight pose. Dated March 5, 1898. Bold, clear image. Clean front and back. Blank backed. No center crease. Minor edge wear. 11 1/4" x 14 1/2."
Size: 11 1/4 x 14 1/2
Categories: Posters & Broadsides & Lobby Cards - Barry, Jimmy - Police Gazette
Condition: very good
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