WALCOTT, JERSEY JOE & NAT FLEISCHER WIRE PHOTO (1951-RECEIVING RING BELT)
Jersey Joe Walcott was born on January 31, 1914 in Merchantville, N.J. He won the World Heavyweight Title from Ezzard Charles on July 18, 1951. He retired after being knocked out by Rocky Marciano for the Heavyweight Title on May 15, 1953. His final record was 50-18-1 with 30 KO's. Offered here is an original wire photo depicting an emotional Jersey Joe Walcott receiving his Ring Magazine Championship Belt from editor of The Ring Nat Fleischer on October 18, 1951. This is an original Associated Press wire photo with their stamp and caption on the back. Bold, clear image. Small creases in lower right and upper left and right corners. Clean front and back. Minor edge wear. 7 1/4" x 9."