One of the top lightweights of the 1930s, the “Herkimer Hurricane” established himself as a slick yet very aggressive boxer. After turning pro in 1932, he was ranked the number one contender in 1935 but lost a 15 round decision to Champion Tony Canzoneri. He defeated Canzoneri via decision in 1936 to win the Worlds Lightweight Championship. Ambers lost the title to Henry Armstrong in 1938 but regained it the following year. He was only stopped twice in his career, both times by Lew Jenkins. The first time cost him his crown and after the second he retired.
A beautiful sepia-toned original photograph, neatly inscribed to Nat Fleischer and signed as Lightweight Champ in black fountain pen by Lou Ambers. Measures 9 inches by 5 ¾ inches.