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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 an original Special Award given to Ben Jeby by the Veteran Boxers Association of New York for service to the organization on November 17, 1962.
This is a paper stock award certificate printed on heavy stock. Clean front and back. Bold color and print. Not creased, but has a compression in lower left area. Edge and corner wear. 11" x 14." Letter of authenticity from the daughter of Ben Jeby.

Size: 11 x 14

Condition: very good