Important Typed Letter Signed on personal letterhead
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1955
Description: 1 page, 11 x 8.5 inches, New York, February 11, 1955. Written at a time when Moore was having difficulties getting a fight with undefeated Heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano. Written to boxing sportswriter and historian Johnny Hauck, in part: "...I am happy in my way to attempt to help the game of boxing and I'm sure that if most other boxers would try to understand that the game must be kept clean, it would be a wonderful inspiration to many youngsters...I love a good clean fight and it's great to fight when the 'truth is your weapon.' I'll keep on fighting for what I think is right and maybe one day it will all come out in the wash..." Accompanied by a typed letter from Moore's attorney on March 31, 1955 to Johnny Hauck, thanking him for a great article on Moore that was "splendidly done." The article, in essence, was a plea to the boxing world that Moore be given a chance to fight Marciano and that he had earned a title bout match. Five months later, Moore realized his dream of fighting Marciano, only to be defeated by a knockout in the fifth round. It would be Marciano's last fight. Very good condition.
Comments: Light Heavyweight Boxing Champion (1952 - 1959) who still holds the record for knockouts, at 131.Signed: Y
Book ID: 220606