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Billy "Blackjack" Fox was a Light Heavyweight fighter who fought from 1943 thru 1950 and compiled a career record of 48-9-1. Billy Fox, known as "Blackjack", started off his career by winning 36 consecutive fights, all by knockout, before he was knocked out by Gus Lesnevich for the world light heavyweight title. He would rack up 7 more wins, including a win in a bout allegedly thrown by Jake LaMotta. That fight was fixed by the notorious Frank "Blinky" Palermo, a member of the Philadelphia crime family, who owned Fox under the table. Fox then lost two fights in a row against Red Willis Applegate and Gus Lesnevich, to whom he lost in the first round by a knockout in 1:58 seconds. Offered here is a rare, original photograph of Billy Fox which he has boldly signed in ink. From the collection of former boxer Vince Handley.
This is an original promotional photo of Billy Fox in fight pose as he looked at the height of his career. Bold, clear image. Has some mild creasing which is largely restricted to the border and lower corners. Minor surface wear and several tack holes on border. Signed at the top border, "Billy Fox." 8" x 10." Scarce signed photo.

Size: 8 x 10

Condition: very good