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Charlie Johnston was a boxing manager and promoter for more than 50 years. Mr. Johnston managed Archie Moore, the former light-heavyweight; Sandy Saddler, former featherweight champion, and more than 100 other fighters. From the early 1950's until the late 1960's he promoted wrestling at Madison Square Garden. Mr. Johnston was one of four brothers from Liverpool, England, who went into the fight game. The most famous was James Joy Johnston, the Boy Bandit, also a promoter and one of New York's most colorful personalities. In 1957, Mr. Johnston, then president of the International Boxing Guild, an organization of fight managers; William Daly, and Albert W. Delmonte were acquitted of antitrust law violations. The government had charged that the I.B.G. sought to monopolize boxing int he country. Charley Johnston passed away on September 17, 1969 at age 74. Offered here is a signed letter from Charley Johnston to former fighter Fred Saddy congratulating him on his elevation to President of the National Boxing Association.
This is a one page, typed letter dated November 19, 1949 on Charles B. Johnston letterhead. Boldly signed in ink. Creased on the borders. No tears. Clean front and back. 8 1/2" x 11."

Size: 8 1/2 x 11

Condition: very good