Tommy Rogers a popular former southern area featherweight champion from Willenhall (Walsall, West Midlands) large oval shaped sepia 1934 photograph mounted and presented in glass & wooden back heavy antique frame with original hanging chain still intact. Measures 18" x 14 3/4"
Unknown Rogers makes point: Popular Willenhall boxer Tommy Rogers raised British prestige in Paris by beating US boxing hero, Eugene Huat in March 1933.
The local lad's win was a key talking point in French sporting circles for some time after the fight.
Rogers also dispelled the French illusion up to then that the British style of boxing was inferior to the American. Rogers was an unknown in France before the fight, which he won at the cost of a split eyebrow.
Later in the month a 3,000-strong crowd braved intense mid-day heat at Wolverhampton's Pear Tree Inn to see the local featherweight beat a "punch drunk battler from Barnsley" who retired in the sixth round with a cut eye.
Nationality: United Kingdom
Residence: Willenhall, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Won 25 (8 KOs) / Lost 18 (9 KOs) / Drew 3
Condition excellent (photo unblemished - some bottom corner discoloration to mount)
Price: £ SOLD