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HISTORY: Ron Stander (born October 17, 1944) is a former professional boxer, who fought from 1969 to 1982. The highlight of Stander's pro career came on May 25, 1972 when he challenged for the world heavyweight championship in Omaha, Nebraska. Stander lost to champion Joe Frazier by fifth-round technical knockout when the ring doctor stopped the fight after the fourth round. Prior to his unsuccessful match versus Frazier, Stander had scored a fifth-round knockout victory over hard-punching Earnie Shavers in 1970, and a decision win over contender Thad Spencer in 1971. An award-winning documentary titled "The Bluffs Butcher," after his adopted hometown of Council Bluffs, IA, produced by journalism student Andrew Batt, was released in 2004. The documentary told the story of Iowa's arguably best shot at a World Heavyweight Boxing Title and chronicled Stander's journey from virtual unknown to boxing's largest stage. Offered here is a promotional photo of Ron Stander which he has inscribed and signed.

FULL DESCRIPTION: This is an original paper stock, promotional photo of Ron Stander as he looked at the height of his career. Boldly signed in ink, "To Denny-Best of luck-Your Pal, Ron "Butcher" Stander." Bold, clear image. Clean with no staining. Light fold in upper left and lower left corners. 7 1/2" x 10."

Size: 7 1/2 x 10

Condition: very good