NINO BENVENUTI - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 306148
Sale Price $180.00
Shown trading punches with Emile Griffith in one of their three epic title bouts for the Middleweight crown.
Photograph signed: "Nino Benvenuti". B/w, 10x8. Shown in the rink with Emile Griffith. Italian boxer Nino Benvenuti (born in 1938) won an Olympic Gold Medal (Rome, 1960). He won all 120 of his amateur fights and his first 65 pro bouts. He was World Junior Middleweight Champion (1965-1966), World Middleweight Champion (1967-1970) and "Ring" magazine Fighter of the year (1968). Benvenuti, who is enshrined in the Boxing Hall of Fame, retired with a pro record of 82-7-1, with 35 knockouts. Minor surface creases (not evident head on) at background. Benevenuti fought US boxer Emile Griffith three times for the world Middleweight title (1967-1968), all 15-round decisions. Benvenuti won the first and third fights at Madison Square Garden, with Griffith prevailing in the second match at Shea Stadium. Fine condition.
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