Sandy Saddler vs Percy Basset

Sandy Saddler vs Percy Basset

The fight between featherweights Sandy Saddler and Percy Bassett never materialised.
In 1952 and 1953, the future Hall-of-Famer Saddler was in the army. During that time, Bassett beat Ray Famechon for an interim featherweight title. Ring Magazine had Saddler and Bassett on its May 1954 cover, asking what Saddler’s return would mean for the weight class. Saddler didn’t fight for a title until 1955, however – by which time Bassett had already ended his career due to a detached retina.

Sandy Saddler vs Percy Bassett
Original
1954
C R Schaare
22” x 18”
Oil on board

The artwork was reproduced on the cover of Ring Magazine in May 1954.