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Don Fullmer (born February 21, 1939) is a former boxer and brother of former world middleweight champion Gene Fullmer. Eight years younger than his more famous brother, Don followed Gene into the gym in West Jordan, Utah, to learn how to box. He fought as an amateur for four years and did not lose in sixty-five fights. Don turned professional in 1957 as a middleweight and beat some top contenders during his early career, such as Rocky Fumerelle, Rocky Rivero, and Joe DeNucci. However, he also lost to some good fighters, such as former champions Terry Downes, Dick Tiger, Jose Torres, Joey Archer, and Emile Griffith. In 1964 he beat Jimmy Ellis, who later went on to win the World Boxing Association version of the heavyweight championship. The win against Ellis began a winning streak for Fullmer and he went on to defeat Emile Griffith and Joey Archer in rematches. This streak ended when he lost to Nino Benvenuti in Rome in 1966. Benvenuti went on to with the middlweight title, and after Fullmer beat Carl "Bobo" Olson he fought a rematch with Benvenuti for the title in 1968. He knocked the Italian down but lost a fifteen-round unanimous decision. Presented here is a signed and inscribed photo of Don Fullmer.
This is a signed and inscribed photo of Don Fullmer.The photo measures 3 inches by 5 1/2 inches.The photo is signed twice once in green ink and once in black ink.The signature in black ink may be a facimile because the name is incorrectly spelled.The green signature is from Fullmers' hand.The card shows minor wear to the edges and corners.the back is blank.The green signature is clean.

Size: 3 x 5 1/2

Condition: very good