ART "GOLDEN BOY" ARAGON - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 222059
ART ARAGON B/w photo of Aragon in a boxing stance, signed "Golden Boy" by Aragon. He's shown in front of a sign that says "Art Aragon The One and Only Training Daily". Photograph signed "Art/'Golden Boy'/Aragon". B/w, 7¾x9¾ overall, 7½x9½ image, one surface.
Sale Price $144.00
B/w photo of Aragon in a boxing stance, signed "Golden Boy" by Aragon. He's shown in front of a sign that says "Art Aragon The One and Only Training Daily".
Photograph signed "Art/'Golden Boy'/Aragon". B/w, 7¾x9¾ overall, 7½x9½ image, one surface. Aragon (1927-2008) was boxing's "Golden Boy" prior to Oscar De La Hoya (though Twenties heavyweight Jack Demave was the first to use the nickname.) Aragon was a colorful and extremely popular contender in both the Lightweight and Welterweight divisions, based out of Los Angeles during the 1950's. In his sole title shot, Aragon was completely dominated by Jimmy Carter, whom he previously had defeated. Aragon was accused of fixing fights at numerous times during his career. He was convicted in 1957 of offering another fighter $500 to lose a fight the previous year; this conviction was later overturned on appeal. Aragon's professional record was 87-18-6 (60 kayos). He also had a fairly extensive list of TV and movie credits between 1952 and 1980, most of them single-episode parts in TV series but also including The Ring (1952) and Fat City (1972). He went into the bail bonds business after retiring. Fine condition.
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