Name: SULLIVAN, JOHN L. EXHIBITION BROADSIDE (1887 AS CHAMPION)
History: John L. Sullivan was born on October 15, 1858 in Roxbury, Boston, MA. He is the link between bare knuckles and glove fighting and is considered to be one of the best heavyweights ever. He held the undisputed World Heavyweight Boxing Championship for ten years, winning it in 1882 from Paddy Ryan and losing it in 1892 to James J. Corbett. Other notable fighters he fought and defeated included Jake Kilrain, Charlie Mitchell and Dominic McCaffrey. Offered here is an original exhibition poster featuring John L. Sullivan boxing Alf Greenfield in Birmingham, England on November 12th and 14th, 1887 while he was touring Great Britain.
Full description: This original broadside/poster is paper. Mounted on antique board and framed. Bold color and print. Minor edge and corner wear. Two folds are evident. 7" x 10." Extremely rare poster of Sullivan as heavyweight champion.
Size: 7 x 10
Categories: Sullivan, John L. - Posters & Broadsides & Lobby Cards -
Condition: very good
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