Regular price $500.00

HISTORY: Mike "Twin" Sullivan (September 23, 1878 – October 31, 1937) was an American boxer frequently credited with taking the Welterweight Championship of the World on April 23, 1907 when he soundly defeated William "Honey" Mellody in Los Angeles in a twenty-round bout. He vacated the title in the late fall of 1908, when he could not make weight. Many, though not all sanctioning bodies active today recognize his claim to the title during this period. Sullivan is most recognized as a world champion among American boxing historians. He had an impressive knockout percentage and record and fought some of the greatest boxers of his era including Joe Gans, while he was the reigning lightweight champion, as well as welterweight champion Harry Lewis, and leading welterweight contenders Jimmy Clabby, and Jimmy Gardner whom he defeated. Offered here is an original, first generation, mounted, antique photo of Mike "Twin" Sullivan which he signed on the back to John L. Sullivan.

FULL DESCRIPTION: This is an original, first generation, mounted, antique photograph of Mike "Twin" Sullivan in full fight pose as he looked at the height of his career. Signed on the back in ink, "To My Friend John L. Sullivan From Mike "Twin." Bold, clear image. Not creased. Clean front and back. Slightly trimmed along the lower edge. Corner wear. 5 1/4" x 7 1/2."

Size: 5 1/4 x 7 1/2

Condition: very good