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(22) 1932 Chicago Stadium Two-Page Signed Boxing Contracts With (2) Sharkey and Ross

Lot Number 1067

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A hotbed for boxing on all levels, Chicago was the site of countless championship bouts and the birthplace of the “Golden Gloves” tournament. These (22) 1932 two-page contracts were endorsed by combatants securing dates at the Chicago Stadium. The documents feature printed legal text with typewritten identifiers of boxers, dates and monetary sums. On the appropriate lines, boxers have signed in fountain pen. The signatures average (“8-9”) quality with highlights including: Jack Sharkey (October 8 bout vs. Paul Dazzo). Auction LOA from JSA. More on our website.

Note: the "Sharkey" mentioned in our catalog description is featherweight "Jackie" Sharkey, not Hall of Fame heavyweight Jack Sharkey..

Additional signed contracts (signed on the respective pages by each fighter) include:

Johnny Bozak (October 8 bout vs. Davey Day)
Baxter Calmes (August 16 bout vs. Les Kennedy)
Tony Cancella (November 22 bout vs. Les Marriner)
Bill Connell (September 15 bout vs. Solly Dukelsky)
Tracy Cox (August 16 bout vs. Prince Saunders)
Tom Davenport (November 22 bout vs. Texas Moore)
Harry Dublinsky (August 16 bout vs. Andy Callahan)
Kid Irish (September 21 bout vs. Jackie Sharkey)
Les Kennedy (September 12 bout vs. Charley Retzlaff; signed by manager only)
Jack King (August 26 bout vs. Solly Dukelsky)
Art Lasky (October 8 bout vs. Harold Murphy)
Jack O’Connell (November 5 bout vs. Hymie Schmidt)
Joey Palazolo (September 16 bout vs. Paul Dazzo
Johnny Phagen (October 8 bout vs. Bill Connell)
Harry Kid Roberts (November 1 bout vs. Joe Medill)
Jack Roper (September 17 bout vs. Pete Wistort)
Barney Ross (November 5 bout vs. Goldie Hess)
Dave Shade (October 31 bout vs. Sammy Slaughter
Young Stuhley (November 22 bout vs. Young Terry)
Young Terry (November 1 bout vs. Frankie Battaglia)
Ray Tramblie (November 22 bout vs. Jack Moran)

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