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Ben Jeby (born Morris Jebaltowsky, in 1907), was an American world champion middleweight champion boxer from the Lower East Side of New York City. Jeby was Jewish, and one of a number of Jewish title-holders of the time. On March 20, 1930, weighing 157.5 pounds, he defeated Len Harvey on points over 12 rounds in a unanimous decision at Madison Square Garden in New York City. From 1932-33, Jeby was the New York Boxing Commission version Middleweight Champion of the World. Jeby defeated Canadian Frankie Battaglia, viewed as one of the world's best middleweights, by TKO at Madison Square Garden in a title fight on January 13, 1933. Jeby fought Vince Dundee to a draw over 15 rounds, keeping his title, at Madison Square Garden on March 17, 1933. On August 9, 1933, he was knocked out by Lou Brouillard in the seventh round of a scheduled 15-round title fight at the Polo Grounds. In 73 bouts, he was 54-14 with 22 knockouts. Offered here is the original The Educational Alliance Sports Citation to Ben Jeby given on October 16, 1961. From the family of Ben Jeby and offered with a letter of authenticity from his daughter.
This is an original award. Laminated citation on a wooden plaque. Plaque reads, The Educational Alliance on the occasion of its 70th Anniversary Proudly Presents its Sports Citation of honor to Ben Jeby Whose achievements, as citizen and athlete, reflect glory on its program of athletic activities, and inspire young men and women of the Lower East Side to worthy emulation. New York, October 16, 1961. Very minor wear, otherwise fine. 10 1/2" x 12 1/4."

Size: 10 1/2 x 12 1/4

Condition: excellent