FREDDIE "FEARLESS FREDDIE" MILLS - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 137440
FREDDIE "FEARLESS FREDDIE" MILLS Small 3¾x5 b/w photo of British light-heavyweight boxer Freddie Mills in trunks and a fighting stance, signed "Best O. Luck" by him Photograph signed "Best O. Luck/from/Freddie Mills/RAB/[illegible]". B/w, 3¾x5.
Sale Price $238.00
FREDDIE "FEARLESS FREDDIE" MILLS
Small 3¾x5 b/w photo of British light-heavyweight boxer Freddie Mills in trunks and a fighting stance, signed "Best O. Luck" by him
Photograph signed "Best O. Luck/from/Freddie Mills/RAB/[illegible]". B/w, 3¾x5. Mills (1919-1965) was a British light-heavyweight boxer and World Light Heavyweight champion from 1942 to 1950. He was also Commonwealth and British Boxing Board of Control light heavyweight champion (1942, relinquished) and European Boxing Union light heavyweight champ (1947-1949). Mills had a career record of 76 wins, 18 losses and 7 draws, with 49 wins and 7 losses to knockout, between 1936 and 1950. After retiring, he opened a nightclub in the Soho section of London, England, United Kingdom, and he became friends with the Kray brothers, identical twin boxers and gangsters. Mills died on July 24, 1965 from a gunshot wound to the head. His death was ruled a suicide, although several wild conspiracy theories about his death sprang up, including one that he was "Jack the Stripper", a serial killer responsible for killing at least six prostitutes in 1964 and 1965. Lightly creased and bowed. Signature has low contrast but is legible. Lightly worn at corners. Otherwise in fine condition.
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