Willie Pep Autographed Photo

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Willie Pep Autographed Photo

Willie Pep was born on September 19, 1922 in Middletown, Connecticut. He won the World Featherweight Title from Chalky Wright on November 20, 1942. He lost the title on September 8, 1950 to Sandy Saddler. He retired after losing to Calvin Woodland on March 16, 1966 with a final record 230-11-1 with 65 KO’s. Presented here is a signed photo. Willie Pep graciously signed this photo for me years ago at the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, NY.
Willie Pep has boldly signed this 8″ x 10″ photo in beautiful blue sharpie. Near mint/ Mint condition! White back. Clean, sharp signature.

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Willie Pep Autographed Photo

Guglielmo Papaleo (September 19, 1922 – November 23, 2006) was an American professional boxer, better known as Willie Pep. Pep boxed a total of 1956 rounds in the 241 bouts during his 26 year career, a considerable number of rounds and fights even for a fighter of his era. His final record was 229-11-1 with 65 knockouts. Pep, known for his speed and finesse, is considered to be one of the best fighters of the 20th century and was inducted to the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990. Pep was voted as the #1 featherweight of the 20th Century by the Associated Press and ranked the #1 featherweight of all-time by the International Boxing Research Organization in 2005.