Subject(s) - Rudell Stitch
Top Welterweight contender from Louisville, Kentucky. Fought Gaspar Ortega, Holly Mims, Luis Rodriguez, Chico Vejar, Yama Bahama and many others.
This is a promotional photo card issued for his fight against Ralph Dupas at Sydney Stadium in Australia in May of 1960.
He passed away about a month later attempting to rescue a friend from drowning in a dangerous spot of the Ohio River. He had rescued another from near the same spot just two years earlier. He was awarded The Carnegie Hero Award medal on two separate occasions for civilian bravery.
Date - 1960
Vintage boxing promotional photo card as described above.
Boxing Press, Wire, Promotional, Premium, Studio, Snapshot or other type Photograph. Please enlarge scans of front and back of photograph for any marks, stamps, writing, identification info, or any associated flaws.
Size - Measures about 3 7/8" x 5 3/4" inches. Trimmed as shown.
Condition - About VG condition with general handling wear. Please enlarge scans or photos to see better detail.
A great lot for the vintage Boxing Photograph and Memorabilia collector.
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