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Danny Koplick (born 4-26-1914) was a welterweight who fought out of New York in 1935 and 1936. Under the leadership of New York sportsman Richard Fried, Koplick engaged in 42 professional bouts. The “Blonde Tiger”, named for his stalking tactics accepted all opponents. So clever in the ring, other opponents were difficult to sign. War time too, contributed to the scarcity of opponents, without which titular aspirations were delayed. Danny Koplick too, became a victim of the ‘times. Danny Koplick served with our Navy throughout the European Theatre of Operation. He has great praise for his Commander, former Heavyweight Champion of the World, Gene Tunney. “Though my position was a dangerous one, the UDT (Underwater Demolition Team) or Invasion and Mine Disposal Team, Tunney made my responsibilities much easier and more interesting thru my appointment to the Athletic and Recreation department. There I taught Boxing, Promoted Base Tournaments and Bond raising shows.” Offered here is a signed promotional photo of Danny Koplick.
This is an original promotional photo of Koplick in full, fight pose. Boldly signed in fountain pen, "To My good friend, John E. Rogers "A swell guy and regular fellow" Best Wishes Always, Danny Koplick 8-14-36." Mount marks on reverse. Bold, clear image. Clean. Small crease at upper right corner. 4 3/4" x 8."

Size: 4 3/4 x 8

Condition: very good