LEVINSKY, BATTLING ORIGINAL ANTIQUE PHOTO

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Regular price $165.00

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 “Dumb” 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 Day — 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 antique studio photo of Levinsky.
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