San Diego: 1955.
1 page, 9 x 6.5 inches, San Diego, October 20, 1955. Chatty letter written to friend and boxing historian Johnny Hauck, in part: "...Hoping you're OK and still going strong. I did what you asked me to in sending the condolence....I'm on my way to Alberque [sic] N.M. to box an exibition [sic] and Saturday at Phoenix, Ariz...It will be good to be home but the constant requests I've been filling is quite a bit of a load..." Boldly written and signed in fountain pen. Horizontal folds; near fine condition.
Light Heavyweight boxing champion (1952 - 1959) who still holds the record for knockouts at 131. Moore wrote this letter less than one month after losing the Heavyweight Championship of the World bout to Rocky Marciano, who retired from the ring undefeated. Moore briefly dropped Marciano in the second round -- the second and last time Marciano had ever been knocked down.