STEELE, FREDDIE SIGNED PHOTO (INSCRIBED TO RAY ARCEL)

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Freddie Steele (December 18, 1912-August 22, 1984) born Frederick Earle Burgett in Seattle, Washington was recognized as middleweight champion of the world between 1936 and 1938. Steele was nicknamed "The Tacoma Assassin" and was trained by Jack Connor, Johnny Babnick, and Ray Arcel, while in New York. A good boxer and a hard hitter, Steele lost only two fights during his first ten years in the ring. Among those he defeated during his career were Ceferino Garcia, Ralph Chong, Leonard Bennett, Joe Glick, Bucky Lawless, Andy Divodi, "Baby" Joe Gans, Vince Dundee, William "Gorilla" Jones, Swede Berglund, Young Stuhley, Meyer Grace, Henry Firpo, Eddie "Babe" Risko, Jackie Aldare, Gus Lesnevich, Paul Pirrone, Frank Battaglia, Ken Overlin, Carmen Barth, and Solly Krieger. He fought two memorable bouts with Fred Apostoli, winning the first, but suffering a TKO in a non-title match. He lost the middleweight crown to Al Hostak in his next to last fight. His final record included 125 wins (60 KOs), 5 losses, 11 draws and 1 No Contest.Presented here is a photograph of Freddie Steele with his manager Dave Miller which has been signed by Freddie Steele.
This is an original, sepia tone, first generation photo of Steele and Miller. Signed in fountain pen by Freddie Steele, "To Ray Arcel, the worlds greatest trainer, with our very best wishes always from Freddie Steele and Dave Miller." Creases in upper left and lower right corners. Minor edge and corner wear. 8" x 10."

Size: 8 x 10

Condition: very good