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Charles Pierce Davey, better known as Chuck Davey, (3 May 1925–4 December 2002) was an American-born welterweight boxer and boxing commissioner for the state of Michigan. Davey's official record contains 42 winning bouts (including 26 knockouts), 5 losses (2 knockouts), and 2 draws. Some of his more notable opponents included Rocky Graziano, Ike Williams, and Carmen Basilio. He originally boxed for the Michigan State University team, and competed in the Olympics for Team USA for boxing in 1948. Davey's style was considered unique at the time because he was left-handed and often referred to as a southpaw. This initial upstart resulted in 39 straight wins until he met with Kid Gavilan in 1953. The shadow of his first loss followed Davey for a long time: "Davey, a southpaw powderpuff puncher with fancy-Dan footwork, stayed on even terms with Gavilan for the first two rounds. In Round 3, Gavilan opened up with one of his famed flurries, pummeling with lefts, rights and his own uppercutting bolo punch. Davey, bewildered by the barrage, was dumped to the canvas for a nine count, the first time he had ever been knocked down. From then on it was just a matter of time, and Gavilan took his time. In Rounds 5 and 6, Gavilan switched styles and fought southpaw too, "just for the fun of it." The article, entitled "Fallen Idol," seemed to tarnish Davey's once pristine boxing career. Shortly after the loss to Gavilan, Davey retired and became Michigan's boxing commissioner. Once his boxing career ended completely, Davey worked in the insurance business and spent much of his time traveling and raising his family. Offered here is an origianl letter agreement signed by Chuck Davey with his full name in which he agrees to relinguish his claim to fight film rights.
This is a one page, typed, letter agreement. Boldly signed by Davey in blue ink. Dated September 27, 1966. Has the original folds. Clean. Minor edge wear. 8 1/2" x 11."

Size: 8 1/2 x 11

Condition: very good