Regular price $750.00

Dick Tiger was born in the poor Biafra section of Nigeria on August 14, 1929. He began his professional boxing career in October, 1952 in Lagos, Nigeria. Following victories over Joey Giardello, Florentino Fernandez and Henry Hank, Tiger got a shot at Gene Fullmer and won the WBA Middleweight Title on October 23, 1962 by 15 round decision. He lost the title to Giardello in 1963 only to regain it on October 21, 1965 by outpointing Giardello over 15 rounds. The following year he would move up to light heavyweight and on December 16, 1966 he would outpoint Jose Torres over 15 rounds to win that title. He retired in July, 1971 and died on December 14, 1971 in Nigeria. Presented here is a rare signed promo photo of Dick Tiger.
This is a black and white, 8" x 10," promotional photograph. Bold inscription and signature, "To, Jerry Cherrett Best Wishes from Dick Tiger." Not creased or torn. Bold, clear image. Clean. Edge wear and some surface wear on the white borders.

Size: 8 x 10

Condition: very good