Name: LOMSKI, LEO ORIGINAL PROMOTIONAL PHOTO
History: Leo Lomski (Born: Circa 1903-Died: Grayland, WA, 1979) was a light heavyweight boxer. One of the more crowd-pleasing, two-fisted, give-no-quarter fighters in boxing history, the "Aberdeen Assassin" probably had close to 125 fights over a 14-year period in the 1920s and 1930s. One title shot, against Tommy Loughran in the Garden at New York, saw Lomski deposit the champ on the canvas in the first round before losing a close, 15-round decision. Chet McIntyre, an old Northwest fight hand, got him started around the logging camps in Idaho. Then Lomski and his family moved to Aberdeen, Wash., on the Pacific coast, where he resided for the remainder of his life. A wild and colorful character, he was idolized by Northwest fight fans, who have never seen his like, before or since. Managed for years by Eddie Eicher, who handled a small, but classy, stable out of the remote harbor town of Aberdeen. A stablemate, Frisco McGale, later managed Eddie Cotton, who became the "uncrowned lightheavyweight champion" out of Seattle under the tutelage of a subsequent manager, George (Don't Worry, Doctor) Chemeres. Lomski, between minor scrapes with the law, not to mention a series of unfortunate auto accidents, became a baseball umpire in his late 30s and 40s, and is remembered for having decked more than one irate batter with his club-like fists. One thing is certain: Lomski deserves a place, however small, on history's list of formidable lightheavies. His sketchy record of Total Bouts: 111: 76- 24-11 (31 kayos) is probably shy 12-14 early fights, fought under Chet McIntyre's direction in a variety of Idaho towns during 1923-24, and most ending via a Lomski kayo. Offered here is an original promotional photograph of Leo Lomski as he looked at the height of his career.
Full description: This is an original, first generation, promotional photograph of Lomski in full, fight pose. Bold, clear image. Not creased or torn. Clean. 5" x 8."
Size: 5 x 8
Categories: Photograph - Lomski, Leo -
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