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John "Johnny Buff" Lesky (June 12, 1888 – January 14, 1955) was an American boxer. He was World Bantamweight Champion from 1921 to 1922. In 1921, Buff won both the World Bantamweight Championship and the American Flyweight Championship. He became the flyweight champion by defeating Abe Goldstein in New York City on March 31, 1921. Six months later, on September 23, he won the bantamweight title by defeating Pete Herman in Madison Square Garden. He lost both titles in 1922. He held wins over Tommy Gorman, Abe Goldstein, Charles Ledoux and "Little" Jack Sharkey during his career. Lesky is the grandfather of modern-day boxing and MMA announcers Michael Buffer and Bruce Buffer. Offered here is an original album page which has been signed by Johnny Buff.
This is an original paper album page. Slight discoloration at upper left corner, outside of the signature. Signed in ink, "To Vinnie Best of luck Johnnie Buff 9/23/54." Not creased or torn. From the collection of former fighter Vince Handley. 4 1/2" x 5."

Size: 4 1/2 x 5

Condition: very good