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The Heavy Weight Champion Boxer of the World certificate presented to James J. Braddock by the National Boxing Association of America, dated 10th February 1937

Estimate $5,000 - $8,000

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During the shooting of Cinderella Man in 2004, I became obsessed by the life and career of James J. Braddock. This is the actual certificate presented to Braddock by the National Boxing Association [of America] after becoming Heavy Weight Champion of the World from 1935 to 1937. [The certificate was] purchased from the Braddock family via an agent.' Russell Crowe
21 cm high, 26.5 cm wide

Accompanied by a letter from Russell Crowe stating his ownership.

  • Lot Sold $8,000 (Hammer Price)
  • $9,760 (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)

Provenance

Mr James J. Braddock, New Jersey
Private collection, by descent from the above
Mr Russell Crowe, Sydney, acquired from the above

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