Regular price $165.00

HISTORY: World Light-Heavyweight Champion from 1916 to 1920, Battling Levinsky began his boxing career under the name Barney Williams. However, he received little attention until he took on a manager named  Dan Morgan in 1913, who changed Barney´s name and his boxing fortunes. True to his new name, Battling Levinsky fought 37 times in 1914, 9 times in the month of January alone. In January 1915, he began the year with three 10-round bouts on New Year's 1 each in Brooklyn, Waterbury, Connecticut, and New York City. After two title-match losses to Light Heavyweight Champion Jack Dillon, (April 1914 and April 1916), Levinsky wrested the crown from Dillon on October 24, 1916. Fifty-nine bouts later, almost four years to the day, he lost his championship to France's Georges Carpentier.Presented here is an original, type 1, studio photo of Levinsky.

FULL DESCRIPTION: This antique photo of Levinsky measures 6 1/4 inches by 8 1/4 inches.The photo has some minor scraching otherwise clean.The back is blank.The image is vivid.

Size: 6 1/4 x 8 1/4

Condition: excellent