Andre Routis Original Signed Postcard Photo

$125.00

Andre Routis, born in Bordeaux, France in 1900, gained the World’s Featherweight title from Tony Canzoneri in a furious 15 round bout in 1928. Routis, who started boxing professionally in 1919, won the bantamweight title of France in 1924 and had a pretty fair record before coming to America in 1926. After campaigning here for two years, Routis won the title, then lost it to the too strong and too tough Bat Battalino in 15 rounds on September 23, 1929, in Hartford, Connecticut.

An awesome, original postcard sized photograph of the World’s Featherweight Champion. Boldly inscribed and dated and signed in glorious dark blue fountain pen “To Bert Hayward, Best Wishes and Regards from Paris, 1945, Andre Routis” Among the rarest autographed photos, I’ve owned.

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Andre Routis, born in Bordeaux, France in 1900, gained the World’s Featherweight title from Tony Canzoneri in a furious 15 round bout in 1928. Routis, who started boxing professionally in 1919, won the bantamweight title of France in 1924 and had a pretty fair record before coming to America in 1926. After campaigning here for two years, Routis won the title, then lost it to the too strong and too tough Bat Battalino in 15 rounds on September 23, 1929, in Hartford, Connecticut. An awesome, original postcard sized photograph of the World’s Featherweight Champion. Boldly inscribed and dated and signed in glorious dark blue fountain pen “To Bert Hayward, Best Wishes and Regards from Paris, 1945, Andre Routis” Among the rarest autographed photos, I’ve owned.