Two Promotional Boxing Broadsides Circa 1920s. Various places, 1920s.
1920s · Various places.
by [Boxing Broadsides].
Two Broadsides,The New Colored Menace: World's Greatest Heavyweight Al Walker. 44x31 cm (17¼x12"). [c.1929]. Ripple & Curran Manage the Greatest Boxing Stable in the West - Directing Fighters with a Future Who Fight. With a list of 7 boxers, each with a short biography. [c.1920s]. General light wear, with some old folds, pinholes, normal aging, minor closed tears at edges, etc., the Walker broadside may have some manuscript additions; both pieces very good. The Walker broadside is significant in that Black heavyweights were essentially eliminated from fighting for the heavyweight championship. After Jack Johnson, white America wanted no part of a black heavyweight, until Joe Louis came on the scene in the 1930s. It is doubtful Walker's record would have made a top ten fighter, but he did fight George Godfrey. The second broadside features a list of western prizefighters, including Cowboy Billy Owens, a Native American heavyweight. (Inventory #: 106644)