CARMEN BASILIO - PRINTED PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED IN INK - HFSID 267861
CARMEN BASILIO Black and white publicity photograph of the boxer shown being weighed for his fight dated August 28, 1959 Printed Photograph Signed in Ink: "Carmen/Basilio". B/w, 10x8 overall, image 8¼x6½ (one surface).
Sale Price $270.00
CARMEN BASILIO Black and white publicity photograph of the boxer shown being weighed for his fight dated August 28, 1959 Printed Photograph Signed in Ink: "Carmen/Basilio". B/w, 10x8 overall, image 8¼x6½ (one surface). Captioned at lower margin: "Carmen Basilio * Gene Fullmer/ Weigh In for Middleweight Title Fight San Francisco, Aug. 28, 59". When Basilio and Fullmer faced off for the vacant NBA Middleweight Championship in San Francisco on August 28, 1959, Fullmer defeated Basilio with a 14th round KO. The two would meet again in a title bout in June 1960 in Salt Lake City, where Fullmer was successful in defending his crown, defeating Basilio with a 12th round KO. CARMEN BASILIO (1927-2012) was World Welterweight Champion from 1955-1957. On September 23, 1957, he defeated Sugar Ray Robinson to become the World Middleweight Champion, giving up his Welterweight title. On March 25, 1958, however, Basilio lost his crown to Robinson. Both bouts were 15 round decisions. Basilio, who won 56 bouts (27 by KOs), lost 16 and fought seven draws, was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990. His opponent, Gene Fullmer, who turned pro in 1951, was NBA Middleweight Champion from 1959-1962. In his 64 bouts, Fullmer won 55 (24 by KOs), lost six and fought three draws. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1991. Lightly creased at blank margins. Surface scratches (not evident head-on) at upper background. Defect from original image at Basilio's facial image. Otherwise, fine condition.
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