Name: FITZSIMMONS, ROBERT-JAMES J.CORBETT ORIGINAL PRE FIGHT POSTER (1897)
History: Heavyweight Champion James J. Corbett fought Bob Fitzsimmons on March 17, 1897 in Carson City, Nevada. This was a much anticipated fight which had been previously postponed. Fitzsimmons knocked Corbett out in the 14th round with a famous punch to the solar plexus to win the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Offered here is a very scarce prefight poster advertising returns for the fight in the Utica Globe.
Full description: This pre fight poster dates to 1897 just before the fight. It has color graphic depictions of the fighters. A paper poster which has been glued to border and professionally matted. Has a center crease which is evident. Crease in lower left corner. Minor spotting. Bold color. 11" x 17."
Size: 11 x 17
Categories: Corbett, James J. - Fitzsimmons, Robert - Posters & Broadsides & Lobby Cards
Condition: very good
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