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Stanley Poreda, born January 30, 1909 in Jersey City, was an all around athlete in high school, excelling in all sports and starring on the gridiron. Wanting to learn about boxing, Stan went to Joe Jeanette's gym, where the Old Master took Stan in hand, teaching him the fundamentals. He began his pro career in 1929, his first bout a six round draw with Charlie Wepner at the Moose Hall in Grantwood, with the fans tearing the house down with applause. In 11 other bouts that year Stan won 9 by knockouts. In 1930, the handsome Polish Giant scored four kayo's, won nine by decision and lost a close battle to Jack Renault, the Canadian heavyweight champion. Victories over Marty Gallagher, Babe Hunt, Johnny Risko., Big Stan catapulted into the national fistic limelight when on June 24, 1932, he took the measure of Ernie Schaaf in 10 at Madison Square Garden. Following victories over Primo Camera, at the Newark Velodrome and Tommy Loughran, established Pored a as the top contender for the heavyweight crown. In 1933, in sudden reversals, Stan lost to Ernie Schaaf in a return bout, to Steve Dudas and Joe Louis. Stanley boxed Max Baer in a four-round exhibition in San Francisco for the benefit of Frankie Campbell's widow in 1935. Ironically, it was Baer who replaced Stan as top contender, and beat Primo Camera, the year before. Stan had 48 bouts, winning 22 by knockouts, 15 by decision, losing ten and one draw. Presented here is a promotional photograph of Stanley Poreda which he has boldly signed. From the collection of former boxer Vince Handley who dated the signature, 1/31/59.
This is an original promotional photo of Poreda by Bryant Studio of New York picturing him in full fight pose as he looked at the height of his career. Boldly signed in ink, "Best Wishes Stanley Poreda." Crease in upper right corner. Several compressions from handling. Bold, clear image/ Clean front and back. Minor edge wear. 5" x 8."

Size: 5 x 8

Condition: very good