Sunday, 27 March 2011

Jaw-crunchin' and shoulder rubbin'

How about these two fascinating images of boxing legend Tom Sharkey!

Above is a jaw-crunching illustration showing Jim Jeffries landing one on Tom. It's taken from The Ring magazine of July 1944.

Below is a photo showing Sharkey and Jeffries in their later years rubbing shoulders with baseball star Babe Ruth.

Sharkey and Jeffries' two fights of the last few years of the 19th Century revealed a bitter rival - but also formed the basis of an amazing friendship which was to last until they died a few weeks apart in 1953.