This was the first event ever held at the old Boston Garden. Referree Jimmy Walsh (center) looks on as local boxer "Honey Boy" Finnegan (right) bests Andre Routis on November 17, 1928. Routis was the World Featherweight Boxing Champion from September 28, 1928 to September 23, 1929. This was his first fight since winning the title from Tony Canzoneri in a 15 round decision. Although Finnegan won this fight, Routis did not lose the title that night. For 67 years the Boston Garden served the region as a sports arena, music hall, revival tent, nightclub, convention hall and de facto community center. Reproduced from the Collection of The Sports Museum, photographer unknown.
This is a new 8" x 10" print, packaged in a clear cello envelope with backer board. Basic information, including title and credit line, will be printed along the bottom border.
Please note: this is not a high-quality image by today's standards, it should be purchased more for its historical significance than its clarity.
Print: 8" x 10".