8.125 in HIGH x 10 in WIDE
(20.64 cm HIGH x 25.40 cm WIDE)
Oakland Tribune Collection, Oakland Museum of California, gift of ANG Newspapers

SPORTS (stamped onto back in purple ink); "3 col Fito" & "Chris" (handwritten in pencil on back); "Archie Moore / Duke Holloway / Newman's Gym SF / Edelen 5-14-52" (handwritten in blue ink on back); "Reduce to 2 1/2 in deep" (handwritten in grease pencil on back); "TR D MAY 16 1952" (stamped in purple ink onto caption affixed to back)

Black and white photograph of light-heavyweight boxer Archie Moore with Duke Holloway. Moore (left) is wearing a light colored button-up undershirt and holding his gloved left hand up. Holloway (right), wearing a dark hat, is leaning over Moore's arm and lacing up his boxing glove. Caption affixed to back of photo reads: "Archie Moore (left) has a glove laced on by Duke Holloway. Moore, who boxes Bob Dunlap in San Francisco Monday night, is the number one challenger for the light heavyweight title. Holloway has been connected with boxing for more than 20 years and has handled many well known pugs, including Eddie Booker. Duke will be in Archie's corner." There are white vertical cropping lines painted onto sides of photo and areas of photo have been touched up with gray paint for reproduction purposes.

Archie MooreFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archie_Moore (8/17/2007)Archie Moore whose birth name was Archibald Wright (December 13, 1913 _ December 9, 1998) was a light heavyweight world boxing champion. A native of Benoit, Mississippi, raised in St. Louis, Mo., he died four days short of his 85th (or 82nd) birthday, in his adopted home of San Diego, California. He was also a social figure, and a man who became involved in African American causes once his days as a fighter were finally over. His nickname was "The Old Mongoose." He holds the record for the most knockouts by any boxer, at 145. Boxing glovesFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boxing_gloves (8/9/2007)Headgear and boxing gloves are mandatory in Olympic boxing and amateur boxing.Boxing gloves are gloves fighters wear on their hands to cushion the impact during boxing. They are also used for protection from injury such as fractures and/or contusions. Unlike the classical cestus, boxing gloves protect both athletes, and were adopted as a safety improvement over earlier "bare knuckle" boxing.Boxing gloves come in different styles and weights, and are often worn over hand wraps, which help stabilize the fist area against injuries such as the eponymous boxer's fracture of the fifth metacarpal. Speed gloves are relatively light vinyl or leather mittens primarily designed to protect the athlete's hands against scrapes and contusions when doing very light "bag work" such as on a stand-mounted speed bag. Bag gloves are cushioned to protect the athlete against the progressively heavier focuses of striking other punching bags and sparring gloves are designed to protect both athletes during practice bouts. Professional fight gloves are also designed to protect both athletes, but are generally less padded than sparring gloves to reduce the protection to the opponent of the wearer. Gloves used in amateur boxing are frequently red or blue, with a white "scoring area" to help judges more easily see and record points.Because of their added weight, heavier gloves are generally considered safer, since force in physics is a measure of mass times acceleration and a more padded glove takes longer to decelerate after impact. The corresponding acceleration on the target is equally reduced. A blow to the head with a heavily padded glove is less likely to cause the sudden acceleration of the skull that causes much of the brain trauma associated with boxing injuries. Larger gloves also dissipate the force of the blow over a larger area, resulting in less injury to tissue at the site of the blow. Common weights for gloves in the United States are sixteen, twelve and eight ounces. Many athletes train with heavier gloves than they will use in competition to avoid injuring sparring partners and as a way to increase endurance.

Used: Oakland Tribune

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