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Bernard Docusen, whose last name is pronounced "DUKE-essen" (sometimes mispronounced as "dock-essen" or "doe-kewson"), was born in New Orleans to a Filipino father and a Creole mother. He had started boxing at age 12, and when he was 14 he won the 1942 National AAU Bantamweight title. He left high school in his sophomore year to work with his father and brothers as a shrimp trawler, before turning his attention full-time to professional boxing. By March 30, 1949, he reportedly had fought 68 bouts in four years as a professional, with 67 wins. Docusen challenged Sugar Ray Robinson for the World Welterweight title in 1948. Docusen was competitive with Robinson, until he was knocked down in the 11th round. Robinson took control after the knockdown, and won going away. Docusen passed away in 2009. Presented here is a signed promotional photograph of Bernard Docusen.
This si an original 8" x 10" promotional photo of Docusen in full fight pose. Bold, clear image. Clean front and back. Small closed tear on lower right edge with no paper loss. Signed and inscribed in lower left corner by Docusen, "To John Costello How Happy You Must Be Attending Your Final Ball Given By The Saint Mary Rosser Sincerely Bernard Docusen Welterweight Contender From New Orleans."

Size: 8 x 10

Condition: very good