Regular price $325.00

John Gutenko (December 5, 1893 – October 18, 1963) who boxed under the name Kid Williams, was a boxer from Denmark. Williams was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. He traveled with his parents to the United States in 1904 where they ended up in Baltimore, Maryland. He made his professional debut in 1910 and went unbeaten until running in to knockout artist George Chaney who knocked him out. Williams got a title shot in 1914 against Johnny Coulon whom he knocked out in three rounds. He fought against many champions but defended just twice, fighting boxers like Pete Herman, Johnny Kilbane and Memphis Pal Moore. Upon losing the title in 1917 to Herman, he fought guys like Joe Dundee, Joe Lynch, Francisco Guilledo also known as Pancho Villa, and Frankie Genaro before retiring in 1929. Kid Williams died in Baltimore, Maryland in 1963. Offered here is a signed photograph of Kid Williams. From the collection of former boxer Vince Handley.
This is an 8" x 10" second generation photograph of Kid Williams in fight pose. Signed at lower left "Kid Williams 9-10-1961." Signed in ballpoint pen. Bold, clear image. Clean. Tiny crease at upper right.

Size: 8 x 10

Condition: very good