Regular price $1,250.00

Frankie Neil (July 25, 1883 – March 6, 1970) was a World Bantamweight champion.[1] Fighting at 114 1/2 pounds, he took the world title from reigning champion Harry Forbes on August 8, 1903 at the Mechanics Pavilion in San Francisco in a second round knockout of a match scheduled for twenty rounds. Eddie Graney was the referee. Neil held the title only a little over a year, losing it on October 17, 1904 to British boxing champion Joe Bowker. Neil later was reputed to have lost much of his boxing fortune at the horse track and from investing in race horses. He worked for Standard Oil in his retirement from boxing. Offered here is an exceedingly rare, original, first generation, tinted, large format photograph of Frankie Neil as he looked at the height of his career.
This is an original, first generation, large format photo. Bold, clear image. Clean with no staining. Name, Frank Neil, written on image. No photographer stamp, but likely done by Bushnell. Tinted at waist area. Not creased or torn. 18" x 28." Professionally framed. Exceedingly rare, especially in this size.

Size: 18 x 28

Condition: excellent