Tommy Loughran Vintage Original Photo – 1937


Tommy Loughran Vintage Original Photo – 1937 – Tommy signs contracts!

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Tommy Loughran Vintage Original Photo – 1937 – Thomas Patrick Loughran (November 29, 1902 – July 7, 1982) was the light heavyweight boxing champion of the world. Loughran’s effective use of coordinated foot work, sound defense and swift, accurate counter punching is now regarded as a precursor to the techniques practiced in modern boxing. Loughran fought many middleweight, light heavyweight, and heavyweight champions in his career, including Gene Tunney, Jack Sharkey and Georges Carpentier. Loughran even achieved a Newspaper Decision over fistic phenom Harry Greb. Loughran was but 19 years old when he first met Greb. As a light heavyweight, he defeated two future world heavyweight champions: Max Baer and James J. Braddock. Loughran finally fought Primo Carnera for the heavyweight title but lost a decision. While Loughran is remembered among boxing’s elite, his career was marred by his fragile hands and jaw. He is a member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame. He was the Ring Magazine’s Fighter of the Year in 1929 and 1931. He appeared as himself on the game show To Tell the Truth on February 12, 1957. Offered here is an original wire photo showing Loughran signing contracts after purchasing a pub & restaurant in Philadelphia PA. Excellent condition, measures 9″ x 7″, has the original caption and stamp verso.