WILBERT MCCLURE - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 303244
Sale Price $81.00
Shown at the 1960 Olympics with his fellow US boxing gold medalists: Eddie Crook and Cassius Clay (the future Muhammad Ali).
Photograph signed: "Wilbert/McClure". B/w, 8x10. Pictured (on viewer's right) with Eddie Crook and the future Muhammad Ali, all wearing USA jackets and their gold medals from the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome. Wilbert McClure (1938-2020) was born in Toledo, Ohio. He was teammates with boxing legend Muhammad Ali (till known at the time by his birth name, Cassius Clay) during the 1960 Olympic Games. In those games in Rome, Italy, McClure defeated Carmelo Bossi to win the Light Middleweight Gold Medal for the U.S. His teammate, Ali, won the Light Heavyweight Gold. McClure had an unsuccessful professional boxing career, but had notable matches against Luis Manuel Rodriguez and Rubin Carter. McClure later served as State Boxing Commissioner of Massachusetts. Also pictured is Eddie Crook, who won the Middleweight gold for the US. Fine condition.
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