Larry Gains was a Canadian born heavyweight of note during the first part of the 20th century. Born in Toronto on December 12, 1901 Gains started his professional career on June 23, 1923. Never a champion, but he did well against some who were knocking out Max Schmeling and winning a decision over Primo Carnera. He also defeated George Cook, George Godfrey and Jack Renault and fought a draw with Mike McTigue. Gains died on July 26, 1983. Offered here is a very scarce signed photograph of Larry Gains. This photo pictures Gains in full fight pose. Signed in ballpoint ink, "Best wishes from Larry Gains 1970." Pen skipped slightly in the signature and in the m in from. No creases, rips or tears. Clean front. Minor edge and corner wear. 3 1/2" x 5 1/2."