Nicknamed “The Boston Strongboy,” John L. Sullivan holds the distinction of being the very last bare-knuckled and the very first gloved heavyweight champion. He was a brawler. Big and tough. Ready to fight anyone brave enough to challenge him. His record stands at 35 wins, 1 loss, and 2 draws. 30 of those wins came by knockout. I’d like to think that if we’d had the chance to offer him our Sullivan Onyx & Sterling Silver Ring, his knuckles would never have been bare again.
In a fitting tribute to his Irish-American heritage, the Sullivan includes impressive Celtic-inspired details. Its robust .925 sterling silver band, gives the ring an undeniable presence on the finger. It’s a serious ring that might just intimidate any others that you wear. Marking each of its shoulders is a four-leaf clover pattern surrounded by scrolled, swirling details. And the glossy, polished genuine onyx at the center of the ring is framed by a Celtic-styled cross that also hints at that classic good-luck symbol. If you step into the ring with this heavyweight, just be prepared: it’s got a look that really packs a punch.