Amazing images of Britain's best boxers from the 1920's
From the 1920s up until World War 2 cigarette companies, sporting magazines and boys’ weeklies included real photo cards of sports stars to collect and swap. These photos of British boxers come from magazines like The Champion, The Magnet and Boy’s Friend and cigarette companies such as Senior Service and Ogdens.
Photo shows: “Bermondsey” Billy Wells: Born in London, welterweight Billy Wells had his greatest suiccess in North America, where he beat such notables as Dave Shade and Jack Britton in the 1920s. The closest he came to a world title however was in 1922 when he beat Frank Barrieau to win the Canadian Welterweight title.
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