Name: LEONARD, BENNY-WILLIE RITCHIE WIRE PHOTO (1919-SQUARING OFF)
History: On February 21, 1919 at the Civic Auditorium in San Francisco world lightweight champion Benny Leonard fought Willie Ritchie in a non title affair. Ritchie prevailed winning a 4 round decision. Newspaper decision was a draw, or a slight win for Ritchie (San Francisco Chronicle). Wire reports said Ritchie was the clear winner. (Calgary Daily Herald). Offered here is an original, wire phot which depicts the two fighters squaring off before the bout.
Full description: This is an original International Film Service wire photo with their stamp and caption on the back. Bold, clear image. Clean front and back. Small crease in upper right corner. Small closed tear on upper border with no paper loss. 6 1/2" x 8 1/2."
Size: 6 1/2 x 8 1/2
Categories: Antique Photographs (Pre-1930) - Leonard, Benny - Ritchie, Willie
Condition: very good
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