Beau Jack and Bob Montgomery Boxing Signed Photograph Autographs £45.00
This is a hand signed 10" x 8" Black and White photograph by the two late American Boxing Champions. Both autographs were obtained at privated signings in the U.S. by Jim Stinson Sports.
Sidney Walker, better known as Beau Jack, (April 1, 1921 – February 9, 2000), was an American lightweight boxer and two-time world champion. One of the most popular fighters during the War Years, he headlined at Madison Square Garden on twenty one occasions, a record that still stands.
Called “The greatest lightweight ever” by Cus D'Amato, trainer and manager of fighters such as Floyd Patterson, José Torres and Mike Tyson.
Bob Montgomery (February 10, 1919 – August 25, 1998) was an American lightweight boxer. He was born in Sumter, South Carolina.
Montgomery went undefeated in his first 23 fights, going 22-0-1 and winning the Pennsylvania State Lightweight Title.
Montgomery beat Julie Kogon three times. Their first fight was at the Broadway Arena in Brooklyn on January 28, 1941, which Montgomery won by decision. They fought again on October 24 that same year, this time at the Chicago Coliseum, a fight Montgomery again took by decision. The two squared off for the last time on June 2, 1947 in Kogon's hometown at the New Haven Arena, but the result was still the same.
Montgomery lost to former lightweight champ Sammy Angott by split decision at Shibe Park on July 7, 1942.
In 1942 Montgomery had two battles with Maxie Shapiro. In the first fight Bob lost by decision in Philadelphia, but he won the rematch two months later by unanimous decision in the same arena.
Bob won recognition by New York state as Lightweight Champion of the World after beating Beau Jack in May 1943, but lost it in a rematch in November of that year.