8.5 in HIGH x 7.5 in WIDE
(21.59 cm HIGH x 19.05 cm WIDE)
Oakland Tribune Collection, Oakland Museum of California, gift of ANG Newspapers

FEB 12 1953 / CHRIS KJOBECH (stamped onto back in purple ink); "Archie Moore / 3 col / 1st Sprt / Sunday / #8757" (handwritten in pencil on back); "TR 5C FEB 15 1953" (stamped in purple ink onto caption affixed to back)

Black and white photograph of light-heavyweight boxing champion Archie Moore working out at a punching (speed) bag. Moore is wearing a tank top over a white T-shirt and his hands are wrapped in tape. His left hand is raised and the bag is tilted at an angle as if it has just been punched. Sections of the image have been outlined and/or highlighted for reproduction purposes. Caption affixed to back reads: "Tribune photo / Archie Moore, light heavyweight champion of the world, works out on the bag in preparation for his 10-round fight with Leonard Dugan of Oakland tomorrow night at Winterland in San Francisco. Dugan is a heavyweight who tips the scales at 210. Moore is favored."

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. Punching bagFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punching_bag (9/4/2007) A punching bag is a sturdy bag designed to be repeatedly punched, for use in exercise or physical training. Someone who trains using a punching bag is usually trying to improve one of three areas: physical strength, aerobic fitness, or punching technique.Punching bags are often filled with grains or other material and are usually hung from the ceiling or affixed to a stand. The design of a punching bag should allow it to take repeated and constant physical abuse and not break. It must also absorb the impact of blows, without causing undue harm to the user. There are many different types of punching bags, with different names based on their size, use and mounting method. Speed bags are small, air-filled bags anchored at the top to a rebound platform parallel to the ground. Speed bags help a fighter learn to keep their hands up, as well as improving speed and hand-eye coordination. Double-end bags are light, round bags, often anchored to floor and ceiling with elastic or semi-elastic materials. Such bags are often used to practice mobility and accuracy on a moving target. Maize bags are not punched with great force but are used in boxing training to improve the athlete's head motion and ability to evade an opponent's punch, their name deriving from the fact that traditionally they are filled with maize.

Used: Oakland Tribune

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