LEONARD, BENNY SIGNED PHOTO

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Regular price $400.00

Benny Leonard (born Benjamin Leiner; April 7, 1896 – April 18, 1947) was a Jewish American professional boxer who held the world lightweight championship for eight years from 1917-25. Widely considered one of the all-time greats, he was ranked 8th on The Ring magazine's list of the "80 Best Fighters of the Last 80 Years" and placed 7th in ESPN's "50 Greatest Boxers of All-Time". In 2005, the International Boxing Research Organization ranked Leonard as the #1 lightweight, and #8 best pound-for-pound fighter of all-time. Statistical website BoxRec rates Leonard as the 2nd best lightweight ever, while The Ring magazine founder Nat Fleischer placed him at #2. Boxing historian Bert Sugar placed him 6th in his Top 100 Fighters catalogue. Offered here is a photo of Benny Leonard which he has boldly signed and inscribed. From the collection of former Boxing Illustrated writer Ralph Pollack who had the photo signed by Benny Leonard in the mid 1940's at Stillman's Gym in New York City.
This is a photograph of Benny Leonard in full, fight pose as he looked at the height of his career. Boldly in fountain pen ink, "To My Little Friend Ralph Pollack Best Wishes Benny Leonard." Bold, clear image. Clean. Not creased, but has several cracks in the photo. Mild edge and surface wear.

Size: 8 x 10

Condition: very good