"Bermondsey" Billy Wells Europe's wonderful welterweight 1911 to 1931 who failed to turn up for a scheduled fight against US welterweight World champion Mickey Walker in Chicago after a meeting with notorious mafia boss Al Capone SIGNED and INSCRIBED "To My Pal Harry Drake With Very Best Wishes Great Falls, Montanta, July 4th 1923" black & white photo. Presented in original vintage 8" x 9 3/4" glazed frame.
Billy Wells and Harry Drake shared a training camp at Great Falls as sparring partners for Jack Dempsey in preparation for the "The Manassa Mauler" challenging Tommy Gibbons, 4th July 1923, Arena, Shelby, Montana, USA.
Condition excellent (minor foxing & small bottom edge crease)
Name: Bermondsey Billy Wells
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Hometown: Bermondsey, London, United Kingdom
Height: 5′ 9″ / 175cm
Billy Wells (Bermondsey) was active between 1911 and 1931.
He boxed at welterweight, middleweight and took part in 106 professional contests.