Regular price $150.00

HISTORY: Johnny Addie (Ring announcer, boxing. Born, New York, NY, Aug. 12, 1902; died, New York, NY, December 12, 1971.) Starting at the Fort Hamilton Arena in 1942, Johnny Addie became one of the better-known of the small club announcers, reinforcing the tradition of working in a tuxedo (now an industry norm) and, having learned sufficient Spanish, introducing Latin fighters in their native language. Born as one of eight Addonizio children on the Lower East Side, Addie achieved the height of his profession when he first worked at Madison Square Garden in 1948. He remained the regular voice of the Garden ring (and its Gillette-sponsored Friday Night Fights) until his finale on Oct. 28, 1971 (George Foreman vs. Luis Pires). He worked over 100 world championships, including several at Yankee Stadium and the Polo Grounds. Offered here is a very scarce ink autograph of Johnny Addie on album page paper.

FULL DESCRIPTION: This is an ink signature, "Johnny Addie" on album page paper. Not creased or torn. Clean. 4 1/2" x 5." From the collection of former boxer and collector Vince Handley.

Size: 4 1/2 x 5

Condition: excellent