Lou Ambers ' World Lightweight Champion ' Boxing Signed Photograph Autograph £45.00
This is a Hand Signed Black and White Photo approx 9" x 7" by the late American Boxer who was a former Lightweight Boxing Champion.
Luigi Giuseppe d'Ambrosio (November 8, 1913 - April 24, 1995), aka Lou Ambers, was a lightweight boxer who fought from 1932 to 1941. Managed by Al Weill and trained by Charley Goldman, the "Herkimer Hurricane", as he was known, began his career losing only once in more than three years when he faced future hall of fame lightweight champion Tony Canzoneri on May 10, 1935. Canzoneri defeated him over 15 rounds on a decision. Ambers did not let the defeat discourage him. He won his next 15 fights and gained revenge when he captured the lightweight championship by decisioning Canzoneri in 15 rounds on September 3, 1936. On August 17, 1938 Ambers met Henry Armstrong in a historic title fight. Armstrong was attempting to become the first fighter in history to win and hold three world titles simultaneously. In a great fight, Ambers was knocked down twice, in the fifth and sixth rounds, and appeared badly beaten. He then mounted a great comeback, but lost the controversial split decision. A rematch was inevitable. The rematch was as controversial as their first bout. Armstrong was penalized for low blows, which enabled Ambers to capture the 15-round decision on August 22, 1939. This was Ambers last great performance.