Sep 4, 2017
The Gay Journalist and the Three Beefcake Boxers
Left, with long arms: Joe-Claes
Center, with basket: Petit Riquet ("Little Riquet." because of his height?).
Right, tall, buffed: F. Sybille
The two guys in suits are "Their managers, Graf = Brothers."
The inscription reads: "Friendly memory to Mr. Francis Soulie, Liege, February 24, 1927."
20-year old bantamweight Nicolas Petit-Biquet, "la petite merveille liegeoise," began boxing at age 15 by falsifying his papers, and knocked out his first opponent. He fought in 109 bouts, with 59 wins and 14 knockouts. In 1932 he became European bantamweight champion. He lived in Liege through his life, and died in 1959.
I wonder what happy memories Mr. Francis Soulie shared with the boxers of Liege