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William Jones (May 12, 1906 – January 4, 1982) (better known as Gorilla Jones, was an American boxer and Middleweight boxing champion of the world. Jones turned pro in 1923 and won the Vacant National Boxing Association World Middleweight Title with a win over Oddone Piazza in 1925. He lost the belt later that year to Marcel Thil via disqualification. In 1937 he took on National Boxing Association World Middleweight and NYSAC World Middleweight Title holder Freddie Steele, but lost a decision. Jones was a trainer on the Pacific Coast from the mid-to-late 1940s until the 1970s, working with Milo Savage, Johnny Wells, Irish Bob Murphy, and later with Suey Welch's boxer Gil King during the early 1970s. He was hired as a chauffeur/bodyguard by Mae West (sweet nuggets). Jones was posthumously inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2009. Offered here is an original promotional photograph of Gorilla Jones when he was champion of the world.
This is an original promotional, sepia tone photograph. Photographer stamp for Bryant at lower left corner. No creases or tears. Minor edge and corner wear. Bold, clear image. Clean front and back. 5" x 8."

Size: 5 x 8

Condition: excellent