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Lew Tendler is called the greatest southpaw (left-hander) in ring history by The Ring magazines editor-publisher Nat Fleischer. In 1961, Tendler became the sixteenth prize-fighter elected to the Boxing Hall of Fame. Yet, as great a fighter as he was, Tendler never won a championship. From his first professional fight in 1913, at age 15 years, until his final bout in 1928, Tendler fought the best in four weight classes, including seven world champions. A brilliant lightweight and welterweight, Tendler made just one career mistake: fighting in the same era as the legendary Benny Leonard. He would meet champion Leonard in two classic and widely heralded matches, losing the first bruising battle on a no-decision. Although the younger Tendler had soundly thrashed Leonard throughout their 12- round bout, the State of New Jersey (site of the July 27, 1922 match) had a ‚Äúno-decision law‚ that meant a champion could only lose his title by a knockout. Presented here is an original Lew Tendler's Steak House matchbook, a facility run by Tendler after he retired.
This is an original matchbook without matches which pictures Lew Tendler. Bold color and print. Bold, clear images. Not creased or torn. Clean front and back. 1 1/2" x 4 3/8."

Size: 1 1/2 x 4 3/8

Condition: excellent