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Joseph "Joe" Erskine (26 January, 1934 – 2 February, 1990) was a heavyweight boxer from the Butetown district of Cardiff, Wales, he was Amateur Boxing Association Champion, Inter-Services Champion and British Army Champion in 1953. He began fighting as a professional in 1954 and was trained by Freddie Elvin. He held the British heavyweight title from August 1956 to June 1958. In all, he won 45 of his 54 professional bouts, losing 8, with one drawn, the best wins were over George Chuvalo, Henry Cooper, Dick Richardson, Uli Ritter, Jack Bodell, Johnny Williams, Joe Bygraves, and Willie Pastrano, A small heavyweight, Erskine was an excellent boxer who outmaneuvered opponents, Angelo Dundee who saw his prospect Pastrano defeated by Erskine said he was surprised by his skill - further remarking that if Erskine had been just a bit bigger he could have been a world beater. Offered here is a very scarce promtional photograph of Joe Erskine which he has boldly signed in ink.
This is an original promotional photograph of Erskine in fight pose. Boldly signed in ink, "Joe Erskine." Crease in upper right corner area. Clean front and back.Bold, clear image. 3 1/2" x 5 1/2."

Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2

Condition: very good