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TERRY ALLEN - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH 1951 - HFSID 142967

TERRY ALLEN Small full-length b/w photo of Allen in a boxing pose and wearing one of his belts, signed with his "Best wishes" in 1951 Inscribed photograph signed "To/Tom Holden/Best Wishes/Terry Allen/1951". B/w, 3½x5½ overall, 3x5 image, printed on cardstock.

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TERRY ALLEN
Small full-length b/w photo of Allen in a boxing pose and wearing one of his belts, signed with his "Best wishes" in 1951
Inscribed photograph signed "To/Tom Holden/Best Wishes/Terry Allen/1951". B/w, 3½x5½ overall, 3x5 image, printed on cardstock. Allen's career was winding down in 1951, but he still fought four bouts, winning three and becoming the BBBC Flyweight Championship of Britain. His only loss was to Dado Marino, who took his Flyweight Champion of the World belt the previous year. Allen (1924-1987, born in Islington, London, Great Britain) was a British five-foot-two flyweight boxer who fought, and sometimes won, against numerous flyweight champs between 1942 and 1954, including Rinty Monaghan and Honore Pratesi. He came from a boxing family - his father and six of his cousins were professional boxers - and started boxing when he was nine, reportedly winning 102 of 107 amateur matches. Allen amassed an excellent 61-31-1 career record with 18 knockouts, and he won his first 32 pro bouts, between 1942 and 1945, without a single loss and with 11 knockouts. He challenged Monagahan for the Flyweight Champion of the World belt on Sept. 30, 1949. This bout was fought to a draw. However, Monaghan retired and relinquished his belts soon after this fight, and on April 25, 1950, he successfully challenged Pratesi for the world flyweight title. He lost it in his next fight, to Dado Marino. Allen lost more often than not after this, although he did manage to briefly claim various lesser flyweight titles. After retiring, he became a fruit seller. Lightly toned, creased and bowed. Light impressions and scratches on image (not visible head-on). Paper loss on verso (no show-through). Otherwise in fine condition.

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