ERIC BOON - AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED - HFSID 68030
Sale Price $180.00
A signature from the British Light Weight Champion boxer, one of the first boxers to ever be televised in a match. Extremely rare!
Autograph sentiment signed: "Best Wishes/Eric Boon/Light WT Champ [illegible] Britain/1938-9", 6¼x5. Accompanied by a facsimile signed photograph on a separate sheet. Eric Boon (1919-1981) was a champion lightweight boxer, winning the title of British Lightweight Champion in the first ever televised boxing match against Arthur Danaher. In his career, Boon fought 119 fights, winning 92 (KO 62), losing 21 (KO 13), and drawing on 5. After retiring from the sport, he appeared in a number of minor roles in British films, including Champagne Charlie (1944), A Santa for Christmas (1957), and Carry on Regardless (1961). Toned. Left edge frayed and torn from binding, with paper remnants present from adhesion. Light surface creases. Otherwise, fine condition.
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